Additions to the Pteridophyte Diversity of Gujarat, India
Mitesh Patel, Mandadi Narsimha Reddy
Biodiversity documentation is the first and one of the most important steps of any conservation action. In the present study, preliminary survey was carried out to assess the diversity and status of Pteridophyte plants in the state of Gujarat, India. During this study, three new records were reported for the first time from the state namely; Ophioglossum lusitanicum, Ophioglossum thermale and Hypodematium crenatum. The morphotaxonomy and ecological aspects, which include habitats and distribution of these species are documented in this paper.