Recent Advances in Botanical Science

Bryodiversity of Wilson Hill and Surrounding Area of Valsad, Gujarat

Author(s): Rakesh V. Gujar and Dharmendra G. Shah

Pp: 81-86 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811433788120010010

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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.

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