Taxonomic notes on Grosourdya muriculata (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Vandeae: Aeridinae), a little known endemic orchid from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

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Sanjay Mishra
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9947-2056
C. P. Vivek
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4504-7529
Gautam Anuj Ekka
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9781-9180
Lal Ji Singh
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3138-6148

Abstract

Grosourdya muriculata (Rchb.f.) R. Rice (Orchidaceae) is a little known epiphytic, endemic orchid from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India.  The present article provides the detailed taxonomy, ecology, distribution, conservation status, and photographic account of the species.  The data collected from field surveys indicates that the status of the species needs to be downgraded to Near Threatened as per the criteria of IUCN (2018).

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Mishra, S., Vivek, C.P., Ekka, G.A. and Singh, L.J. 2019. Taxonomic notes on Grosourdya muriculata (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Vandeae: Aeridinae), a little known endemic orchid from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 1 (Jan. 2019), 13162–13167. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3842.11.1.13162-13167.
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Author Biographies

Sanjay Mishra, Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744102, India.

Dr. Sanjay Mishra

Scientist-B
Botanical Survey of India
Andaman & Nicobar Regional Center,
Haddo, Port Blair-744102, India

C. P. Vivek, Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744102, India.

  1. Dr. Vivek C.P.

Botanical Assistant

Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair – 744 102

Gautam Anuj Ekka, Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744102, India.

Preservation Assistant

Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair – 744 102

Lal Ji Singh, Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744102, India.

Dr. Lal Ji Singh, Scientist-D

Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair – 744 102

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