ENDEMIC SPECIES OF FLOWERING PLANTS OF PENINSULAR INDIA OCCUR IN SATPUDA MOUNTAIN RANGES OF NANDURBAR AND DHULE DISTRICS, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FAMILY ASTERACEAE AND ORCHIDACEAE

Authors

Garud B.D., Jaihind Educational Trust’s, Z. B. Patil College, Deopur, Dhule-424002

Abstract

Present paper deals with 18 endemic species of flowering plants of Asteraceae and Orchidaceae of Peninsular India occur in Satpuda mountain ranges of Nandurbar and Dhule districs.The family Asteraceae comprising of about 31 genera and 49 species, out of these 8 species are endemic in the Satpuda mountain ranges. The family Orcidaceae comprising 9 genera and 24 species, out of these 10 species are endemic to the region.