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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 543-550             |        Available online, December 05, 2017

The state of Lopholejeunea sikkimensis (Lejeuneaceae; Marchantiophyta) in Western Himalaya, India


Kushwaha Bishwjit K, Srivastava Surendra N1, Rai Meena1 and Srivastava Prateek2*


1Department of Botany, C.M.P. College, Allahabad 211 002, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences, Amity University, Noida 201 303, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Received: 05.09.2017   |   Accepted: 19.11.2017    |    Published : 05.12.2017

A new variety of Lopholejeunea sikkimensis Steph., namely, kumaunii var. nov., collected from Kumaun region in the state of Uttarakhand in Western Himalaya, is being described. The new taxon can be distinguished from the type variety, sikkimensis, in having inflated perianth with highly reduced to rudimentary teeth on perianth keels, a comparatively thinner stem with fewer medullary cells and the presence of some weak dentitions at the margin of female bracts. A comparison amongst the three varieties of L. sikkimensis, namely, sikkimensis, kumaunii and tenuicostata, occurring in Western Himalaya has been made.


Keywords: Lopholejeunea, New veriety, Leafy liveworts, Kumaun region, Western Himalaya



Editor: Dr.R.G. Jadhao


Cite this article as:

Kushwaha Bishwjit K, Srivastava Surendra N,  Rai Meena and Srivastava Prateek (2017) The state of Lopholejeunea sikkimensis (Lejeuneaceae; Marchantiophyta) in Western Himalaya, India; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 543-550. 



We sincerely acknowledge the grant received from UGC for undertaking the present work. We also wish to thank Dr. D. K. Singh, Lucknow for his support; to Dr. S. K. Srivastava, Dehra Dun for sending loan specimen and to Ms Shachi Sinha, Allahabad for her help during plant collection.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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