Checklist of Mosses (Bryophyta) of Bodamalai Hills in Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu

Abstract

Bodamalai Hills, situated on the Southern Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, were explored for mosses (bryophyta) for the first time. As a result a checklist of mosses has been prepared comprising 52 species belonging to 38 genera and 21 families. The dominant families with the maximum number of species are Pottiaceae, Bryaceae, Stereophyllaceae, Sematophyllaceae and Brachytheciaceae. The dominant genera are Brachymenium and Bryum and the dominant species are Barbula javanica and Bryum capillare.

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Author Biographies

R Palani, Research Scholar, Department of Botany, St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli - 620002.
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S Sahaya Sathish, Director, Centre for Cryptogamic Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli - 620002.
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T Thamizharasi, Research Scholar, Department of Botany, St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli - 620002.
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P Vijayakanth, Research Scholar, Department of Botany, St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli - 620002.
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Published
2017-01-03
How to Cite
PALANI, R et al. Checklist of Mosses (Bryophyta) of Bodamalai Hills in Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu. Plant Science Today, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 49-54, jan. 2017. ISSN 2348-1900. Available at: <http://horizonepublishing.com/journals/index.php/PST/article/view/278>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.14719/pst.2017.4.1.278.
Section
Research Articles

Keywords

Bodamalai Hills; Eastern Ghats; mosses; Tamil Nadu