Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Herbarium methodology. 2. Key morphological features of liverworts and hornworts. 3. Conspectus of liverworts and hornworts for Himachal Pradesh. 4. Key to genera and isolated species. 5. Keys from genera to species with author citations, synonyms and distribution in the state. 6. List of accepted names and synonyms. References. Glossary.
Manual of liverworts and hornworts of Himachal Pradesh. Provides a conspectus of 142 taxa of liverworts and 10 species of hornworts. Methodology for the collection, preservation of specimens and preparation of samples, detailed taxonomic parameters for orders represented in the state, keys to different taxonomical hierarchy from genus downwards, detailed description of each genus, currently accepted names of the taxa, basionym and synonyms, if any, and their distribution within the State and the country have been provided, and is supported by 42 figures comprising illustrations and colour as well as black and white photographs featuring habit and key characters of the taxa and a glossary of technical terms.