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  • 1 PG & Research Department of Botany, The Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College (affiliated to the University of Calicut), Kozhikode – 673014, India
  • | 2 KSCSTE-Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences Kozhikode – 673014, Kerala, India
  • | 3 KSCSTE-Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India – 695562 (present address)
  • | 4 Herbarium, Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650201, China
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A new species similar to Bryocrumia vivicolor, the only known species in the genus Bryocrumia, is described as Bryocrumia malabarica spec. nova from the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Kerala in Peninsular India. It resembles Homalia in external appearance and was collected in a rheophytic habitat along a stream channel in the evergreen forest. The new species is characterised by closely arranged leaves with distinct tricostate, ovate-rounded to truncate leaves, upper margin of leaf rounded with fine serrations and an inconspicuous central strand in stem cross section.

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