Tolypanthus maclurei (Merrill) Danser (Loranthaceae): An Addition to Flora of India, from Manas National Park, Assam

  • Daimalu Baro
  • Amal Bawri
  • Sachindra Kumar BorthakurEmail author
Short Communication


The present communication reports an extended distribution of Tolypanthus maclurei (Merrill) Danser in India where it has been collected from Bhuyapara Range of Manas National Park of Assam state. The species is so far considered as endemic to China and present record extends the known geographic distribution from China to South Asia. A detailed revised description, photographs, phenology and host species have been provided for easy identification of the species.


Tolypanthus maclurei New record Rare Endemic Eastern Himalaya India China 



The first author is grateful to the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarding Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships (RGNF) for Ph.D. program vide its Letter No. F1 - 17.1/2014-2015/RGNF- 2014-15-ST-Ass- 65516. We deeply acknowledge the help and support of Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Assam, during field survey and collections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daimalu Baro
    • 1
  • Amal Bawri
    • 1
  • Sachindra Kumar Borthakur
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of BotanyGauhati UniversityAssamIndia

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