Conservation of Beclardia macrostachya

@article{Bhoyroo2007ConservationOB,
  title={Conservation of Beclardia macrostachya},
  author={Vishwakalyan Bhoyroo and V. M. Ranghoo-Sanmukhiya and Daneshwar Puchooa},
  journal={University of Mauritius Research Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={34-45}
}
Beclardia macrostachya is a critically endangered orchid species in Mauritius. Very low level of fruit set has  been attributed to contribute to the decline in its population. Surveys carried out in the different forest regions  reveal the occurrence of this orchid at only one location, Pigeon Wood, with a present population of only 75  individuals. Biological studies at Reunion Island reveal preferential adaptation to higher altitudes, evidenced by  observed differences in fertility rates at… Expand

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