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Addition of Six New Genera to the Flora of Odisha: A Report

Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences,2020,9,2,260-267.
Published:September 2020
Type:Short Communication
Author(s) affiliations:

Ramakanta Mishra1, Gouri Sankar Juga Prakash Jena2, Smaranika Nayak1, Kunja Bihari Satapathy3,*, Ashirbad Mohapatra4

1Department of Botany, Bio systematic Laboratory, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA.

2Department of Botany, SG College, Kanikapada, Jajpur, Odisha, INDIA.

3School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA.

4Department of Botany, Sri Jayadev College of Education and Technology, Naharkanta, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA.


In the present study six genera of plants were recorded as new additions to the angiospermic flora of Odisha state, India along with their detailed description, phenology and distribution. During the extensive exploration in different districts of the state, Calystegia sepium (L.) R.Br. (Convolvulaceae), Cymbalaria muralis G.Gaertn., B.Mey. and Scherb. (Plantaginaceae), Gloxinia perennis (L.) Druce (Gesneriaceae), Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley (Papaveraceae), Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv. (Brassicaceae), Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) Kuntze (Dioscoreaceae) were collected and after a thorough microscopic observation and detailed review of the available literature and references, these six genera were found to be new records for the flora of Odisha state, India. Now-a-days, in all over the globe, plant diversity is not only being depleted but also some species are found to become threatened and endangered and more so, many of the natural vegetation become extinct in course of time. A detailed and thorough scientific approach was made on the proper status of these six new recorded genera and discussed in details for their taxonomical, nomenclatural, biological and ecological data (i.e. accepted scientific name, synonyms, geographical distribution and conservation status).