International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2022)

Bryophytes in Andhra Pradesh-The current status


D Sangeetha, S B Padal

Bryophytes grow on deferent verity of areas like moist soils, rocks, dry soil, cement bridges, in water, on bark, soil cuttings on exposed roots, on branches, on leaves, dead and decaying organic matter etc. Andhra Pradesh a total of more than104 species belonging to 80 genera and 50 families has been recorded. Of these Musci is the largest class comprising of 60 species, belonging to 50 genera and 25 families, Hepaticae is represented by 37 species and 30 genera and 20 families while class Anthoceratae is poorly represented by 6 species, 6 genera and 5 families. Pottiaceae is the largest family with 12 species under 10 genera followed by Bryaceae with 12 species under 6 genera. Fissidens and Bryumare the largest genera with 10 species each followed by Riccia with 9 species. Northern districts of Andhra Pradesh like Visakhapatnam and East Godavari show much diversity and density of bryophytes. The many studies have insisted that sufficient focus has not been given to study on bryophytes in Andhra Pradesh. In this work I study Bryophytes in Andhra Pradesh -The Current Status. This study would enable investigation of the use of bryophytes in further studies.
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D Sangeetha, S B Padal. Bryophytes in Andhra Pradesh-The current status. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 156-159
International Journal of Botany Studies