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The first Indian record of Pogonatum marginatum Mitt. (Polytrichaceae) from the Western Ghats

ALVERT EBENEZER DULIP DANIELS, KOCHUMANI CHINNAPILLA KARIYAPPA, JAAKKO HYVONEN, NEIL BELL

Abstract


Pogonatum marginatum has been previously known from Sri Lanka and Vietnam. It was recently collected in the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats (Kerala and Tamil Nadu), this being the first record of the plant in India. We provide a detailed description of the species with figures and a photographic plate, plus novel chloroplast gene sequences of the Indian plant, another specimen of the same species, and a close relative.


Keywords


Agasthyamalai, Pogonatum, Polytrichopsida, Sri Lanka, Western Ghats

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/bde.38.2.2

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