Recent Advances in Botanical Science

Recent Advances in Botanical Science

Contemporary Research on Bryophytes

This reference provides information about recent trends in bryology in parts of India, tropical rainforests and arctic regions. Bryophytes are the earliest land plants and quite fascinating in ...
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Bryodiversity of Wilson Hill and Surrounding Area of Valsad, Gujarat

Pp. 81-86 (6)

Rakesh V. Gujar and Dharmendra G. Shah

Abstract

Valsad district lies in the southern part of the state which harbours some locations embracing good diversity of bryophytes. In the present study, the bryodiversity of a potential location, i.e., Wilson hill and surroundings has been explored and reported. The study reveals the existence of 15 species of bryophytes that included 5 liverworts, 2 hornworts and 8 mosses under 9 families. Three new additions to the Bryoflora of Gujarat have also reported, viz., Taxilejeunea ghatensis, Notothylas anaporta, and Notothylas himalayensis. Interestingly, the majority of species found were terricolous in nature.

Keywords:

Mosses, Liverworts, Hornworts, South Gujarat.

Affiliation:

Ecotoxicology & Lower Plants Lab., Department of Botany, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390 002, Gujarat, India