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Two Species of Daltonia Hook & Taylor (Daltoniaceae:Bryophyta) New to the Moss Flora of India


Daltonia angustifolia and D. contorta are added here to the bryoflora of India from the part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve of Tamil Nadu in the southern Western Ghats. The genus Daltonia, earlier known to be distributed only in the Himalaya in India, is new to the bryoflora of Peninsular India.


Moss, Daltonia, New Record, India.



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