• Sapriya Himalayana: The Indian Cousing of World's Largest Flower

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    • Keywords


      Sapria, holoparasite, Namdapha, rare angiosperm, threat, conservation.

    • Abstract


      Sighting Sapria in the wild is a lifetime experience for a botanist.Because this rare, parasitic flowering plant is one of the lesserknown and poorly understood taxa, which is on the brinkof extinction. In India, Sapria is only found in the forestsof Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh. In thisarticle, an attempt has been made to document the diversity,distribution, ecology, and conservation need of this valuableplant.

    • Author Affiliations


      Dipankar Borah1 Dipanjan Ghosh2

      1. Department of Botany Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills, Doimukh Arunachal Pradesh 791 112, India.
      2. Chotonilpur Pirtala PO Sripally Dist. Purba Bardhaman 713 103 West Bengal, India.
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