Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

E-ISSN: 2349-1183 P-ISSN: 2349-9265
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2014, VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1Pages: 08-13

Moss flora of Mount Abu (Rajasthan), India: An updated checklist

Afroz Alam*, Saumya Pandey, Vanshika Singh, Shiv Charan Sharma and Vinay Sharma
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Abstract:
Mount Abu is an ignored mountain range to some extent by Indian bryologists. Very little information is available regarding bryoflora of this mountain range. In present study an attempt has been made to provide an updated checklist of moss flora of the region. The study is based on previous as well as newly collected moss taxa from the region. The new addition to the region include Anoectangium clarum, Brachymenium indicum, Bryum uliginosum, Entodon plicatus, Entodon concinnus, Fissidens sylvaticus var. taraicola, Fissidens sylvaticus var. auriculatus, Hyophila spathulata, Plagiothecium cavifolium and Stereophyllum tavoyense.
A–D, Different locations of Mount Abu (Rajasthan) at a glance; E–F, Collection of corticolous and terricolous mosses.

Fig.: A–D, Different locations of Mount Abu (Rajasthan) at a glance; E–F, Collection of corticolous and terricolous mosses.


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