Re-collection of the Black Catchfly Silene nigrescens (Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae) after 130 years from Indian western Himalaya

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Satish Chandra
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4188-2372
D. S. Rawat
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2613-2709
P. K. Pusalkar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0592-8962

Abstract

Silene nigrescens has been re-collected after a gap of 130 years from Pangarchulla area of District Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India.  This species was earlier collected by J.F. Duthie from the above-mentioned location in 1885.  On the basis of J.F. Duthie’s collection this species is known from only two localities (Pangarchula area and Nila valley) in western Himalaya.  Due to a dispersed type of distribution, extremely rare occurrence and poor herbarium history, this species should be considered as a conservation dependent species in the western Himalaya. 

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Chandra, S., Rawat, D.S. and Pusalkar, P.K. 2017. Re-collection of the Black Catchfly Silene nigrescens (Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae) after 130 years from Indian western Himalaya. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 7 (Jul. 2017), 10476–10479. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2974.9.7.10476-10479.
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D. S. Rawat, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Basic Science & Humanities Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar Pantnagar-263145 Uttarakhand, India

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Basic Science & Humanities

Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar

Pantnagar-263145

Uttarakhand, India

P. K. Pusalkar, Botanical Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre Dehradun, Uttarakhand India

Botanical Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

India

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