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14th Jul, 2020
- Eulophia obtusa, a rare orchid species, also known as ‘ground orchid’, has been rediscovered after 118 years in the forests of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
- In India, this species was last sighted in Pilibhit in 1902 and there is a documented record in Kew Herbarium in England.
- It is listed as “critically endangered” as per IUCN Red List of endangered species.
- CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora) has also included this plan as a rare species and kept it in Tier-2 list and its trade is prohibited.
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