Notes on the taxonomy and distribution of two endemic and threatened dipterocarp trees from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

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M. S. Sanil
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3701-2035
V.B. Sreekumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0762-4337
K. A. Sreejith
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6268-3973
A. J. Robi
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5891-5658
T. K. Nirmesh
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4408-3237

Abstract

Hopea glabra Wight & Arn. and Hopea utilis (Bedd.) Bole are two little-known highly threatened endemic dipterocarps distributed in evergreen forests of the Western Ghats.  Although literature surveys and herbarium records show occurrence of these species in different forest areas of Kerala, the present study could locate Hopea glabra from the Silent Valley National Park and Hopea utilis from Shankili forests in Kulathupuza range, enabling the portrayal of current distribution, basic ecology covering phenology, species association, regeneration and conservation status along with taxonomic notes.

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Sanil, M.S., Sreekumar, V., Sreejith, K.A., Robi, A.J. and Nirmesh, T.K. 2017. Notes on the taxonomy and distribution of two endemic and threatened dipterocarp trees from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 12 (Dec. 2017), 11033–11039. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3628.9.12.11033-11039.
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Author Biographies

M. S. Sanil, Forest Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation Division, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala 680653, India

Research Fellow

V.B. Sreekumar, Forest Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation Division, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala 680653, India

Scientist

K. A. Sreejith, Forest Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation Division, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala 680653, India

Scientist

A. J. Robi, Department of Botany, Bishop Abraham Memorial College, Thuruthicad, Pathanamthitta, Kerala 689 597, India

Assistant Professor

T. K. Nirmesh, Forest Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation Division, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala 680653, India

Project Fellow

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