Morphotaxonomy of three rare Terricolous taxa of Jungermanniales occurring in Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) India

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  • Afroz Alam Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10640

Keywords:

Bryophyta Jungermanniales, Nilgiri hills, morphotaxonomy, habitat loss, conservation management

Abstract

Nilgiri hills being a part of biodiversity hot spot, is a home of colossal life forms including bryophytes. Bryophytes have a great diversity in Nilgiri hills which includes both terricolous and corticolous forms. This study deals with morphotaxonomy of three extremely infrequent terricolous taxa of order Jungermanniales, viz., Gottschelia schizopleura (Spruce) Grolle, Lethocolea javanica (Schiffn.) Grolle and Jackiella javanica var. cordifolia Schiffn, occurring in Nilgiri hills. These taxa were located to a few restricted pockets and facing high risk of habitat loss which need urgent/immediate conservation management.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10640

International Journal of the Environment Vol.3(2) 2014: 263-275

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Published

2014-06-21

How to Cite

Alam, A. (2014). Morphotaxonomy of three rare Terricolous taxa of Jungermanniales occurring in Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) India. International Journal of Environment, 3(2), 263–275. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10640

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