Bryodiversity of Wilson Hill and Surrounding Area of Valsad, Gujarat
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Rakesh V. Gujar and Dharmendra G. Shah
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.
Mosses, Liverworts, Hornworts, South Gujarat.
Ecotoxicology & Lower Plants Lab., Department of Botany, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390 002, Gujarat, India