Fissidens manilalia sp. nov. (Fissidentaceae), a corticolous species belonging to the subgenus Aloma is described and illustrated from a human influenced habitat in the lowlands of Kerala, India. It is also compared with the related taxa F. bogoriensis M.Fleisch and F. flabellulus Thwaites & Mitt. Challenges to the conservation of species in human influenced habitats in India are also discussed.
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