By Shrinath Kavade
Head, Department of Botany, Art, Commerce and Science College, Lanja, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, firstname.lastname@example.org
An endemic species of spiderwort thought to be lost from the forested realms of Western Ghats has again been found in the wild. All efforts are being made to conserve this rare plant that holds great medicinal values.
Chandoli National Park is a part of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve situated in the heart of the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra and ear-marked as a future United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO) World Heritage site. Spread over an area of about 318 km2 along the backwaters of Varana River across the Sahyadri range, apart from other things has an astounding floristic diversity. In a recent study by S Kavade et.al 2012, titled Belosynapsis vivipara (Dalzell) C.E.C. Fisch...