Occurrences of Mosses in Indian Mangrove Forests

  • Girija Sastry V A.U College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India-530 003
  • Vinay Bharadwaj T A.U College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India-530 003


For the first reporting mosses in salt water provisions like estuaries. In our recent field survey on the mosses in mangrove forests at Krishna, Godavari and Brahmani-Baitarani estuaries, India have brought to light two new records in mosses at Brahmani-Baitarani estuary and none at Krishna, Godavari estuaries. The two new recorded mosses are identified as Octoblepharum albidum Hedwig and Taxithelium nepalense Brotherus on the trunks of Cocos and Rhizophora species respectively at Brahmani-Baitarani estuary, Odisha, India. Both the species are very scarcely exists and identified on stressed conditions.

Keywords: New records, Mangroves, Brahmani-Baitarani estuary and India


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Sastry V, G., & Bharadwaj T, V. (2018). Occurrences of Mosses in Indian Mangrove Forests. Journal of Integral Sciences, 1(4), 1-6. Retrieved from http://jisciences.com/index.php/journal/article/view/20
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