National Academy Science Letters

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 259–261 | Cite as

First report of Fissidens gymnogynus Besch. (Bryophyta) from India

  • Ankita Srivastava
  • A. K. AsthanaEmail author
Short Communication


A recent survey and investigation on the mosses of Meghalaya has revealed the occurrence of Fissidens gymnogynus Besch. (family Fissidentaceae) in India for the first time. Plants of Fissidens gymnogynus are characterized by presence of lingulate to lanceolate leaves, distinctly mamillose cells of apical lamina, costa ceasing few cells below apex, apex acute to mucronate. This taxon was earlier reported from China, Korea and Japan. The present paper provides the morphotaxonomic account of the Indian plants.


Fissidentaceae Fissidens gymnogynus India Meghalaya Mosses 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bryology LaboratoryCSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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