On the rediscovery of a rare root parasite Gleadovia ruborum Gamble & Prain (Orobanchaceae) from Uttarakhand, western Himalaya, India

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Amit Kumar
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7517-4345
Navendu Page
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9413-7571
Bhupendra S. Adhikari
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5632-0044
Manoj V. Nair
Gopal S. Rawat

Abstract

Gleadovia ruborum Gamble & Prain (Orobanchaceae), a rare root parasite is recorded after a gap of 57 years from a new locality in Uttarakhand, western Himalaya.  A total of four individuals were located in a shady moist forest of Abies pindrow-Quercus floribunda at Surkanda hill near Mussoorie.  All the individual plants were growing on the roots of Rubus pedunculosus D. Don.  The current communication provides an updated description, habitat characteristics and host species of Gleadovia ruborum.

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Kumar, A., Page, N., Adhikari, B.S., Nair, M.V. and Rawat, G.S. 2021. On the rediscovery of a rare root parasite Gleadovia ruborum Gamble & Prain (Orobanchaceae) from Uttarakhand, western Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 8 (Jul. 2021), 19185–19188. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6686.13.8.19185-19188.
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