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Genus Cololejeunea (Spruce) Schiffn. in Nilgiri Hills (Western Ghats)


The present paper deals with the status of the Cololejeunea (Spruce) Schiffn. in Nilgiri hills of Western Ghats. Till date the genus is represented in Nilgiri hills by 5 species Cololejeunea nilgiriensis G. Asthana & S. C. Srivast., C. latilobula (Herzog) Tixier, C. minutissima (Sm.) Schiffn. C. appressa (A. Evans) Benedix and C. pseudofloccosa (Horik.) Benedix. Recent investigations have however, shown the presence of two more species, C. udarii G. Asthana & S. C. Srivast. and C. cardiocarpa (Mont.) A. Evans.


Bryophyta, Cololejeunea, Hepaticae, Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats.



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