The present book ' practical manual for bryophytes and pteridophytes has been written as an elementary text for biology graduates taking bryophytes and pteridophytes as compulsory course,not as a text book for researcher. Beginning with simple classification and salient features of different groups of cryptograms plants ,it deals with important aspects of representative genus of bryophytes and pteridophytes. Students can easily follow and be benefited from manual while performing lab activities. Topics on preparation of herbarium and glossary of terms are attraction of book. Text is well supported by relevant diagrams also. At the end of each chapter relevant questions are given for further discussion on the subject.