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About 150 years after Welwitsch – a first more extensive list of new bryophyte records for Angola

Müller, Frank

Nova Hedwigia Band 100 Heft 3-4 (2015), p. 487 - 505

published: May 1, 2015

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Abstract

Angola, with only 3 hornwort, 59 liverwort and 125 moss species recorded prior to this report, is among the bryologically most poorly known regions of Africa. This paper reports on a collection of bryophytes made predominantly in the province of Uíge in northern Angola, a poorly known but biologically rich area with remnants of rainforest. Ninety-four species of bryophytes (54 liverworts and 40 mosses) are newly reported from Angola. In addition, 52 new records for the province of Uíge and three new records for the province of Cuanza Norte are listed. The number of liverwort and hornwort species of Angola is now 116 and moss species 165. Notes on the geographical distribution of the species are provided.

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tropical rainforestmossesnew recordspalaeotropisliverwortsdiversityafrica