Endemism in Liverworts of Western Ghats and their present status

  • The status of endemic liverworts in the Western Ghats ‘one of the major Hot spots’ of plant biodiversity have been discussed in the present paper. The study is based on the evaluation of type and authentic specimens available in Lucknow University Hepatic Herbarium (LWU) as well as those in several international herbaria including NICH, NY, JE, FH, G and excicatae of the world and published data. An overall assessment and evaluation revealed the presence of a total of 54 liverworts endemic to Western Ghats in India. The paper also discusses those species which were earlier known as endemic to the area but now show an extended range of distribution elsewhere and also the species earlier introduced from Western Ghats but now changed their status.

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Author:Praveen Kumar Verma, S. C. Srivastava
Parent Title (German):99
Series (Serial Number):Archive for Bryology (099)
Publisher:Universität Bonn, Arbeitsgruppe Bryologie
Place of publication:Bonn
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2011
Year of first Publication:2011
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/12/15
Tag:Bryophytes; Endemism; India; Liverworts; Western Ghats
Page Number:23
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht