A new epiphyllous species of Cololejeunea (Lejeuneaceae) from India


en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 31 (3) - Pages 217-221

Published on 30 July 2010

A new epiphyllous species of Cololejeunea (Spruce) Schiffn., C. epiphylla sp. nov. has been discovered from Karnataka, South India, which is illustrated and described here. The taxon belongs to the subgenus Pedinolejeunea and is mainly characterized by monoecious sexuality, ovate-oblong leaves without marginal hyaline cells, thin walled leaf-cells, smooth cuticle, ligulate leaf-lobule that are usually curved towards the axis along with the apical hyaline papilla and 2-3 celled stylus.

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