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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nageia wallichiana

Nageia wallichiana is the only Gymnosperm tree species found in South India. It is a tall tree and can reach up to 54 m in height. This species is also found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. In Western Ghats it is a rare species and found in the Periyar plateau (upto agasthyamala) and in Anamalai region. Present specimen has been collected from Kadalar (end of Rajamala hills), near Munnar.

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