Podostemaceae family is well
known as a group of aquatic angiosperms with enigmatic characters. The present
work was performed to trace ecological aspects, phenology, water analysis and
phylogenetic analysis of the genus Zeylanidium,
in order to establish the uniqueness of the species in the fresh water habitats
S-1 (9.9559°N, 76.8339°E) and S-2 (10.0538°N, 76.8294°E). Through water analysis it is revealed that the species of
plants could be used as an indicator of pollution as they are present in very
sensitive area of running fresh water. The phenology of the taxa understudy paved
light to the co-existence of Zeylanidium maheshwari and Zeylanidium lichenoides.The data on comparison of molecular and
phylogenic tree reveal that the species are highly related genetically for a
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