BIONATURE

BIONATURE, ISSN No. : 0970-9835 (Print), 0974-4282 (Online), Vol.: 37, Issue.: 1

Others

HUPERZIA QUASIPOLYTRICHOIDES (LYCOPODIACEAE) IS FOUND IN INDIA

 

JAIDEEP MAZUMDAR1*, BRIJESH KUMAR2, PUSHPESH JOSHI2 AND SACHIN SHARMA2

1Department of Botany, Krishna Chandra College, Hetampur, Birbhum-731124, India.

2Botanical Survey of India, NRC, 192-Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun-248195, India.

Abstracts

Plants from Arunachal Pradesh, India were identified by Fraser-Jenkins (2008) as Huperzia quasipolytrichoides (Hayata) Ching (Type: Taiwan. “Hab. Mt. Arisan, ad 7500 ped. alt.”, April 1914, T. Ito and B. hayata s.n., Holotype TI, fragment TAIF images!). Mazumdar and Mukhopadhyay (2014) showed that these plants have thinner, narrower, longer and more crowded leaves than true H. quasipolytrichoides and named Huperzia arunachalensis Mazumdar & R. Mukhop. However, Fraser-Jenkins et al. (2016) did not recognize H. quasipolytrichoides in the checklist of Indian Lycopodiaceae.

During recent studies of the family Lycopodiaceae, authors found an authentic specimen of H. quasipolytrichoides collected by Dr. Sarnam Singh from Mayodio Pass, Arunachal Pradesh in the herbarium of Botanical Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehra Dun (barcode BSD000003487, Fig. 1) and here, we  confirm occurrence of Huperzia quasipolytrichoides (Hayata) in India.

Keywords :