Plagiomnium insigne (Mitt.) T. J. Kop. (Mniaceae): New to Asian Bryoflora


Plagiomnium insigne (Mitt.) T. J. Kop. known as Badge moss has been reported for the first time from Asia (Gulmarg, India). It was earlier known from North America (California, Canada and USA). The species is characterized by its dioicous sexuality, elliptical leaves with small ± pitted isodiametric cells and more number of two-celled teeth on leaf margin.

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The authors are thankful to the Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow for encouragement and providing the facilities.

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Omar, I., Asthana, G. & Asthana, A.K. Plagiomnium insigne (Mitt.) T. J. Kop. (Mniaceae): New to Asian Bryoflora. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. 44, 71–74 (2021).

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  • Plagiomnium insigne
  • Badge moss
  • Asia