Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae), a new generic record for the Eastern Ghats, India

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Prasad Kumar Dash
Avishek Bhattacharjee
Pankaj Kumar
Pratyush Mohapatra


Cheirostylis parvifoliaLindl. (Orchidaceae) has been discovered from the Mahendragiri hills of Gajapati district of Odisha, part of the Eastern Ghats, India growing at an elevation of 900 m constituting a new record of the genus Cheirostylis Blume for Eastern India. The present finding shows an extension of its range of distribution from the Western to the Eastern Ghats of India. 


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