Occurrence and Red List Assessment of Hemipilia purpureopunctata (Orchidaceae) in India.
D.K. Agrawala, Samiran Panda, Manas Bhaumik & Avishek Bhattacharjee
Hemipilia purpureopunctata (Kai-Yung Lang) Xiao-Hua Jin, A. Schuiteman & Wei-Tao Jin, a curious terrestrial orchid, has been located from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Although it has been indicated as occurring in Arunachal Pradesh in earlier literature, the present collection is the first authentic specimen of this species collected from India. A brief description, photographs, phenology and distribution of this species are provided for easy recognition in the field. Its threat status assessment has also been done in Indian perspective by applying the IUCN criteria.
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