New plant distribution records to Indian states and addition to the flora of Myanmar

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Kanakasabhapathi Pradheep
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7921-0726
Ganjalagatta Dasaiah Harish
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3825-3420
Ranbir Singh Rathi
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5961-1322
Joseph John Kattukkunnel
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7219-9459
Sheikh Mohmmad Sultan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7299-4687
Khoisnam Naveen
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6469-2136
Iyyappan Jaisankar
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2441-9968
Anjula Pandey
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6989-1134
Sudhir Pal Ahlawat
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5260-4020
Rita Gupta
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4584-6635

Abstract

Plant genetic resource collection expedition across various parts of India and herbarium study of Amaranthus and Luffa genera at Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Kolkata and Coimbatore revealed the distribution of 18 plant taxa new to various Indian states/union territory, viz., Arunachal Pradesh (7), Andaman & Nicobar Islands (5), Jammu & Kashmir (3), Andhra Pradesh (2), Manipur (1), and Tamil Nadu (1).  Out of these, 14 taxa have importance as wild relatives of 12 crop species.  In addition, herbarium studies at the BSI, Kolkata revealed the natural distribution of a cucurbitaceous species – Siraitia siamensis in Myanmar, which remained unnoticed and unreported so far.  Locality of herbarium/ germplasm collection, habitat and other field observations have been highlighted here.

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Pradheep, K., Harish, G.D., Rathi, R.S., Kattukkunnel, J.J., Sultan, S.M., Naveen, K., Jaisankar, I., Pandey, A., Ahlawat, S.P. and Gupta, R. 2019. New plant distribution records to Indian states and addition to the flora of Myanmar. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 6 (Apr. 2019), 13795–13804. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4258.11.6.13795-13804.
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