Re-collection of the Luminous Lantern Flower Ceropegia lucida Wall. (Apocynaceae) from Assam, India

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Debolina Dey
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0048-8363
Manash Baruah
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3064-2605
Nilakshee Devi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6007-4904
Jitendra Nath Borah
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4206-1066

Abstract

The present paper records the re-collection of an extremely rare plant Ceropegia lucida Wall. from the Golaghat District of Assam after a gap of 145 years.  A detailed account of the plant has been given to aid in its proper identification and further conservation steps.

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Dey, D., Baruah, M., Devi, N. and Borah, J.N. 2020. Re-collection of the Luminous Lantern Flower Ceropegia lucida Wall. (Apocynaceae) from Assam, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 1 (Jan. 2020), 15212–15215. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5053.12.1.15212-15215.
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