Thismia is a mycoheterotrophic genus in the family Thismiaceae. We report a new family record for Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a new species for India. A detailed description along with conservation assessment, colour photos, distribution map, and key to the species from India are provided.

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Keywords Andaman Islands, new record, new species, Rodwaya, Thismia, Thismiaceae
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2018.63.02.08
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Hareesh, V.S, Alappatt, J.P, & Sabu, M. (2018). Thismia aurantiaca sp. nov. (section Rodwaya, Thismiaceae): First record of the family from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India with a new species. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 63, 135–139. doi:10.3767/blumea.2018.63.02.08