Humboldtia bourdillonii Prain (1904:200)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1894

Rediscovered in 1998 or before

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Western Ghats (southern), India


Biology & Ecology










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