♦ A cryptogam is a type of plant that reproduces via spores.
♦ The term “cryptogamae” means “hidden reproduction,” referring to the fact that they do not produce any reproductive structure, seed, or flower.
♦ As a result, they are referred to as “flowerless,” “seedless,” or “lower plants.”
♦ To survive, they require a moist environment.
♦ These can be found in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.
♦ The most well-known cryptogam groups are algae, bryophytes, lichens, ferns, and fungi.
Factors Responsible for Location of this Garden:
♦ At a height of 9,000 feet, this garden is located in Deoban, Chakrata.
♦ This location was chosen because of its low pollution levels and moist conditions that promote the growth of these species.
♦ In addition, Deoban has pristine majestic Deodar forests & Oak forests, creating natural habitats for cryptogamic species