Recent Advances in Botanical Science

An Overview of the Family Calymperaceae (Bryophyta) in Western Ghats with Special Reference to Kerala and Its Status in India

Author(s): Manju C. Nair, V. K. Chandini and K. P. Rajesh

Pp: 52-80 (29)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811433788120010009

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The Calymperaceae occurring in Kerala are described here in. Five genera are recognised within the family viz., Calymperes Sw., Exostratum L. T. Ellis, Leucophanes Brid., Octoblepharum Hedw. and Syrrhopodon Schwägr. In Kerala, Calymperes is represented by eight species, Syrrhopodon by five, Leucophanes by L. glaucum and L. octoblepharioides, Exostratum by E. blumii, and Octoblepharum by O. albidum Hedw., Exostratum is a new genus record and Syrrhopodon prolifer is a new species record for Kerala.

Keywords: Calymperaceae, Distribution, India, Kerala, Taxonomy, Western Ghats.

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