A report on the extended distribution of Polycarpaea aurea (Caryophyllaceae), an endemic herbaceous species, to Chota Nagpur Plateau, Jharkhand, India

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Vijay Kumar Mastakar
P. Lakshminarasimhan
Madhuri Modak


The extended distribution of Polycarpaea aurea (Wight) Dunn to the Chota Nagpur Plateau is discussed with a detailed description, illustration and images. The present collection from the Palkot Wildlife Sanctuary also forms a new record to the flora of Jharkhand. This species is endemic to peninsular, Central and Eastern India.

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