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Notes on three Asplenium species recently collected from Maharashtra, India


Three species of Asplenium namely, A. inaequilaterale Willd., A. yoshinagae subsp. indicum (Sledge) Fraser-Jenk. and A. obscurum Blume belonging to family Aspleniaceae are are recently collected from Maharashtra. Brief taxonomic descriptions and field photographs are provided.

Keywords Pteridophytes, new record, Asplenium, Maharashtra.

Notes on occurrence and distribution of some filmy ferns in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India


Trichomanes bipunctatum Poir. and T. minutum Blume are reported here as new record for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Occurrence of T. motleyi (Bosch) Bosch is confirmed in Andaman, initially reported by Beddome in 1883 but without citing any collection. Present collection of T. motleyi from Andaman after more than 130 years is significant.

Keywords Trichomanes, Andaman Islands, New record.

Calligonum comosum L’Her. – a new record for India from Indian Desert


Calligonum comosum L’Her. – a member of family Polygonaceae, is reported here for the first time from India on the basis of a recent collection from Indian desert (Rajasthan). A brief taxonomic description along with photo illustration is given for its easier identification.

Keywords Calligonum comosum, Polygonaceae, new record, India.

Three new and noteworthy records of Gingers from India


Three species of Zingiberaceae, namely Boesenbergia parvula (Wall. ex Baker) Kuntze, Curcuma elata Roxb. and Zingiber stipitatum S.Q. Tong, are reported for the first time in Indian flora.

Keywords Boesenbergia, Curcuma, Zingiber, New Record, India.

A disjunct bird’s nest fungus Cyathus gayanus newly recorded from Asia


Cyathus gayanus Tul. & C. Tul. – a rare disjunct bird’s nest fungus is recorded for the first time in Asia from India (Khasi hills, Meghalaya), previously reported only from South America. A brief taxonomic description and a colour photo-plate are provided for its easier identification.

Keywords Bird’s nest fungus, new record, Asia, Khasi hills.

Dendrobium darjeelingensis – a Less Known Orchid, New Record for Assam


Dendrobium darjeelingensis Pradhan is reported here from Assam North-east India. This constitutes second collection of the species from Indian regions and third in world. A detailed taxonomic description along with photographic illustration is provided to facilitate its future identification.

Keywords Dendrobium darjeelingensis, new record, Assam.