First report of Pteridophytes from Govind Wildlife Sanctury, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India
Sandip Kumar Behera* and Prem Behari Khare
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Abstract: In the present study 55 species of ferns and fern-allies belonging to 26 genera of 15 families have been collected which is a first and preliminary report from Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The species belonging to the genera Dryopteris and Polystichum were found maximum. The occurrence of the species Dryopteris caroli-hopei was observed to be at high risk. The populations of Pteridium aquilinum were more in most of the localities. The species compositions were different from place to place depending upon the altitude and topography.
Fig.: A, Athyrium schimperi Moug. ex Fée; B, Cheilanthes farinosa (Forssk.) Kaulf; C, Coniogramma procera (Wall.) Fée.; D, Diplazium polypodiodes Blume; E, Dryopteris caroli-hopei Fraser-Jenkin; F, Dryopteris wallichiana Wall.