Genus Symphysodontella M. Fleisch. (Pterobryaceae: Bryophyta) - new to the moss flora of the Eastern Ghats

  • Albert Ebenezer Dulip Daniels Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil - 629 003, India
  • M M Preetha Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil - 629 003, India
  • V Asha Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil - 629 003, India
  • P M Biju Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil - 629 003, India

Abstract

Surveys carried out in the Kolli Hills of Eastern Ghats resulted in the discovery of 2 species of Symphysodontella M. Fleisch. namely S. cylindracea (Mont.) M. Fleisch. and S. involuta (Thwaites & Mitt.) M. Fleisch. of which the former is new to the moss flora of India whereas the latter is new to the moss flora of Eastern Ghats. Detailed descriptions with figures substantiated by photo plates and a key to distinguish the two species are provided. Incidentally, genus Symphysodontella is new to the moss flora of Eastern Ghats.

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Author Biography

Albert Ebenezer Dulip Daniels, Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil - 629 003, India

Botany, Associate Professor

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Published
2018-01-02
How to Cite
DANIELS, Albert Ebenezer Dulip et al. Genus Symphysodontella M. Fleisch. (Pterobryaceae: Bryophyta) - new to the moss flora of the Eastern Ghats. Plant Science Today, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 19-23, jan. 2018. ISSN 2348-1900. Available at: <http://horizonepublishing.com/journals/index.php/PST/article/view/364>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.14719/pst.2018.5.1.364.
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