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Living Gymnosperms in Arunachal Pradesh


Living Gymnosperms in Arunachal Pradesh



Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 29(3): 661-665



ISSN/ISBN: 0250-9768

Paper presents a preliminary report on the distribution of living Gymnosperms in Arunachal Pradesh State of India which falls under one of the global megadiversity Centres (Eastern Himalaya). As per the records available at BSA, 44 species, 3 varieties and 2 forma (including indigenous & planted taxa) are recorded so for from the area under study. Cycas pectinata, the only indigenous species of this region is rather scarcely recorded. Pinus merkusii occurs in Lohit and Pinus bhutanica is known from Tawnag & West Kamang district but nowhere else in India. Reports of introduction of Cedrus deodara-an endemic species of Western Himalaya are also there. The tree Gnetum (G. gnemon) is commonly recorded throughout the state. Pinus patula and Pinus kesiya now cover huge areas in Zero region. Gnetum montanum f. megalocarpus is endemic to this state.

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