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Published: 2016-10-12

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

Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil - 629 003, Tamil Nadu, India
Bryology Laboratory, Department of Botany & Research Centre, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil - 629 003, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Biosciences (Plant Biology), PO Box 65, FIN-00014 Univ. Helsinki, Finland
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Agasthyamalai Pogonatum Polytrichopsida Sri Lanka Western Ghats

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.

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