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Biogeography of Indian Pandanaceae

  • Altafhusain Nadaf
  • Rahul Zanan
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Abstract

Biogeographically, family Pandanaceae is distributed in the Old World tropics representing five genera. The center of origin of Pandanaceae is not confirmed because of a few fossil records. Due to the presence of high number of endemic species in New Guinea islands, Audley-Charles (1987) suggested a Gondwana origin of Pandanaceae dating from the later Mesozoic period, then migrated from eastern Gondwana through Asia and Australia through the Malay Archipelago in the Late Cretaceous period. Biogeographically, India has been divided into ten major regions, and each region has a unique set of geo-physical and hydro-climatic conditions as well as distinct geographical origin. Accordingly, the Indian Pandanus and Benstonea species are assigned to six biogeographic zones representing ten provinces.

Keywords

Nicobar Island Gangetic Plain Late Cretaceous Period Systematic Conservation Planning Biogeographic Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Altafhusain Nadaf
    • 1
  • Rahul Zanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of PunePuneIndia

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