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Monday, October 5, 2009

Re: BRYONET: Identification of specimen


If you want an accurate identification, I will not recommend using
Gangulee's flora. First of all Gangulee's treatment is mainly on the
North Eastern part of India, i.e. the SE Himalayan flora. Secondly I
have found out some misapplied names and illustrations of them in his
book. If you really want to try identifying on your own, I would say
try: Townsend, C. C. 1982. Notes on mosses from Ceylon and India, 6. An
illustrated key to Distichophyllum in Ceylon and S. India. J. Bryol. 12:
15-21. I will be interested to look the specimen.

Best wishes
Boon-Chuan Ho
Arbeitsgruppe Bryologie
Nees-Institut fur Biodiversitat der Pflanzen Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn
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53115 Bonn, Germany
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