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In the Indian subcontinent, the Western Ghats are a biodiversity hotspot. The Western Ghats mountain range runs for more than 1,600 kilometers along India's western coast, from 8.3188890 N to 21.273330 E. The Western Ghats biodiversity hill range is divided into three sub-regions: the Northern Western Ghats (NWG), Central Western Ghats (CWG), and Southern Western Ghats (SWG). The studied area of Nashik district is a part of the Northern Western Ghats of India. The current botanical investigation explored the rich plant biodiversity area of Nashik district. During floral exploration in the Nashik district, we explored critically endangered, endemic, and monotypic genus of the Frerea indica Dalzell flowering plant species reported for the first time from the studied area. F. indica is a jeopardized limited to Maharashtra state only in the Western Ghats of India.This significance plant species was first time located at Shivneri fort, Junnar tehsil, Pune district. In presence conditions, 9 regions of the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India are reported only.


Endemic Critically endangered Frerea indica Nashik district New additions Maharashtra

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Shantilal Kale, B., Appaji Khairnar , S., & Shankar Bhale, M. (2023). Addition of Frerea indica Dalzell to the flora of Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 24(3), 21–24.


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