Bryophytic flora of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Authors

  • Sahibzada Ateeq Ur Rehman Hashmi Department of Botany, The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • Nirmala Pradhan Natural History Museum, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Muzaffarabad is located at 34o 23́́́́׳. 8״   N, 73o 28׳. 11״ E and 704 m above the sea level. The bryophytic vegetation of four sites randomly selected from Muzaffarabad was investigated for morphological characters. Total 12 samples were collected and identified viz. Funaria hygrometrica, Bryum argenteum, Rhodobryum giganteum, Tortula subulata, Tortula inermis, Ceretodon purpureus, Reboulia hemispherica, Marchantia paleacea, Riccia pathankotensis, Astrella multiflora, Porella pinnata and Phaeoceros laevis. Measurements of the specimen were done by using millimeter scale with microscope swift. The slides were prepared to study the micro-morphological characters of gametophytes and sporophytes. The morphology of the specimens was also observed by using Stereo microscope. All the identified samples were preserved and submitted to the AKASH Herbarium of Department of Botany, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad.


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27-03-2024

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Hashmi, S. A. U. R., & Nirmala Pradhan. (2024). Bryophytic flora of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Kashmir Journal of Science, 3(1). Retrieved from https://kjs.org.pk/index.php/kjs/article/view/37