Sabia campanulata Wall. subsp. ritchieae (Rehder & E.H. Wilson) Y.F. Wu (Sabiaceae): An Addition to the Flora of India
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Sabia campanulata Wall. subsp. ritchieae (Rehder & E.H. Wilson) Y.F. Wu, an endemic species from China is recorded for the first time to the flora of India from Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary of Himachal Pradesh, India. Detail description, illustration, habitat, flowering and fruiting period along with field photographs are provided for easy identification. A note has also been provided on the population status of the taxon in India.
KeywordsNew record Sainj Valley IUCN status
The authors are thankful to Dr. Paramjit Singh, Director, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata and Dr. P. V. Prasanna, Scientist-F, Botanical Survey of India, Central National Herbarium, for support, facilities and encouragement. Authors are also grateful to the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh for granting permission to conduct field survey. We also sincerely acknowledge the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF and CC), Government of India, New Delhi, for financial support through its project NMHS/2015–16/LG–05. Dr. S. K. Dey is warmly thanked for his help.
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