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Rediscovery of Senecio kundaicus (Asteraceae), a Critically Endangered and Stenoendemic Species from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India


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1 Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, TNAU Campus, Lawley Road, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
 

Senecio kundaicus C.E.C. Fisch. (Asteraceae), a critically endangered and stenoendemic species has been rediscovered from Mukurthi National Park, a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India, after its type collection from Kundahs in Nilgiris by P.V. Mayuranathan in 1928, after a gap of 93 years. Nomenclature, detailed description, threat status and photo plate of the species are provided here for its easy identification.

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Mukurthi National Park, Nilgiris, Recollection, Southern Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu.
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  • Rediscovery of Senecio kundaicus (Asteraceae), a Critically Endangered and Stenoendemic Species from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India

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M. Premkumar
Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, TNAU Campus, Lawley Road, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
B. Karthik
Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, TNAU Campus, Lawley Road, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
M. Murugesan
Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, TNAU Campus, Lawley Road, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Manikandan
Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, TNAU Campus, Lawley Road, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Senecio kundaicus C.E.C. Fisch. (Asteraceae), a critically endangered and stenoendemic species has been rediscovered from Mukurthi National Park, a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India, after its type collection from Kundahs in Nilgiris by P.V. Mayuranathan in 1928, after a gap of 93 years. Nomenclature, detailed description, threat status and photo plate of the species are provided here for its easy identification.

Keywords


Mukurthi National Park, Nilgiris, Recollection, Southern Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.20324/nelumbo%2Fv63%2F2021%2F167713