This species is known from only a single locality, at Chindi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, at an altitude of 1700m. This species is thought to be maintained within the University of Punjab Herbarium, and is therefore unlikely to be under significant threat, however further research is required in order to confirm this. This species grows in either a caespitose or gregarious mode on the soil beneath Cedrus deodara in coniferous type forest. Due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ population distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats, this species is listed as DD until further research yields new and relevant information.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type of this species was found growing beneath Cedrus deodara in Chindi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 28th August 2007 at an altitude of 1700m, and is currently thought to be preserved in the Herbario Universitatis Punjabiensis (PUN, the University of Punjab Herbarium). Several further specimens of this species are thought to have been found in the same locality on 28th August 2007, 19th August 2008, and on the 6th September 2009. 2 material samples from Himachal Pradesh are currently maintained by the International Barcode of Life Project.
Population and Trends
This species is thought to be under protection in the University of Punjab Herbarium, and so is not thought to be significantly threatened. This species is therefore thought to exist as a stable population, however further research is needed to properly assess its potential threats.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found growing in a caespitose and gregarious mode, on soil under the trees of Cedrus deodara, within coniferous type forest.
Information regarding the threats to this species and its habitat appear to be unknown, although this species could be protected within the University of Punjab Herbarium, and so would not be under significant threat.
Further research into this species’ potential threats, wild distribution, and specific habitat preferences would be useful in building an accurate assessment of this species.
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