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The Liverworts Mastigophora diclados and Plagiochilion oppositum - New to the Hepatic Flora of Peninsular India


Mastigophora diclados and Plagiochilion oppositum, earlier known to be distributed in Eastern Himalaya and Nicobar Islands, and Eastern Himalaya and Northeast India respectively, are added here to the hepatic flora of Peninsular India from the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve in the southern Western Ghats. Incidentally, both the genera are new as well to Peninsular India.


Mastigophora diclados, Plagiochilion oppositum, Agasthyamalai, Western Ghats.



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  1. BAPNA, K.R. AND KACHROO, P. 2000. Hepaticology in India I & II. Himanshu Publ., New Delhi, India.
  2. SINGH, D.K. 1997. Liverworts. In: Mudgal, V. & Hajra, P.K. (ed.), Floristic studies and conservation strategies in India 1: 235-300. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, India.

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