Recent Advances in Botanical Science

An Account of Genus Porella (Dill.) L. (Porellaceae, Marchantiophyta) in Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats

Author(s): Praveen Kumar Verma

Pp: 103-122 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811433788120010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The taxa of genus Porella (Dill.) L. in Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats are discussed, keyed, illustrated and provided with distribution. These are Porella madagascariensis (Nees & Mont.) Trevis, P. chinensis Steph., P. perrottetiana (Mont.) Trevis., P. acutifolia (Lehm. & Lindenb.) Trevis., Porella caespitans S. Hatt. var. setigera (Steph.) S. Hatt., P. campylophylla (Lehm. & Lindenb) Trevis. and P. campylophylla (Lehm. & Lindenb.) Trevis. var. ligulifera (Tayl.) S. Hatt., and one more species of Porella, P. pinnata was reported earlier from the area but could not be collected from any of the explored localities of the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. Illustrations of all the species of Porella recorded are also provided.

Keywords: Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, Marchantiophyta, Porellaceae, Porella.

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