Psilotum Nudum: A New Medicinal Pteridophyte Record for the Cryptogamic Flora of Sirumalai Hills, Dindigul District, Tamilnadu, India

  • R Ezhil Valavan Department of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Block Development office, Kodaikanal
  • M Mayilsamy Department of Botany, APA College of Arts & Culture, Palani
  • A Rajendran Department of Plant Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Keywords: Psilotum nudum, Pteridophyte, Sirumalai hill, Ethnobotanical usage


The cryptogamic Flora of Psilotum nudum, belongs to the family Psilotaceae. Psilotum nudum is recorded for the first time from Sirumalai hill, Dindigul district, Tamilnadu. Habitat of the plant, important synonyms, morphological and palynological descriptions, plant’s photograph and medicinal uses are provided. Furthermore, the conservation of this species in Sirumalai is aiso suggested.

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