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Rediscovery of the moss Dicranella pomiformis after more than a century from the Western Ghats


The authors discovered a previously unknown population of Dicranella pomiformis in the Idukki District of Western Ghats, which is a rediscovery after more than a century. In light of this additional information, a revised detailed description of the species is presented along with a photographic plate and a distribution map.


Coorg, Didymodon pomiformis, Idukki, Microdus brasiliensis.


Author Biography

S. Athira

Research Scholar

Department of Botany and Research Centre

A. E. D. Daniels

Associate Professor & Head,

Department of Botany and Research Centre


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