Addition of three moss species to West Himalayan bryoflora

Virendra NATH, Ashish Kumar ASTHANA & Vinay SAHU

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 29 (4) - Pages 387-392

Published on 31 October 2008

The present investigation on the bryoflora of western Himalaya revealed the occurrence of three moss taxa, viz., Entodon concinnus subsp. caliginosus, Entodon luteonitens and Hypnum subimponens subsp. ulophyllum, which are new additions to the western Himalaya. Entodon concinnus subsp. caliginosus and H. subimponens subsp. ulophyllum have been discovered from Pauri, while E. luteonitens from Ghangharia, Pithoragarh and Binsar (Uttarakhand). The former two species were earlier known from Darjeeling, Naga hills, east Nepal and Bhutan, whereas the latter species was endemic to Darjeeling in eastern Himalaya.

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