Original paper

New records of Pottiaceae (Bryophyta) from Cape Verde

Cano, María J

Nova Hedwigia Band 103 Heft 3-4 (2016), p. 373 - 383

published: Nov 1, 2016

DOI: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2016/0361

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Abstract

Based on recent collections from the Cape Verde islands of Fogo, Santiago, Santo Antão, and São Vicente, nine mosses (Aloina ambigua, Bryoceuthospora aethiopica, Crossidium geheebii, Didymodon revolutus, D. sicculus, Microbryum starckeanum, Tortula bolanderi, Tortula muralis and T. vahliana) are newly reported for this country. The discovery of the pantropical but highly disjunctive Bryoceuthospora aethiopica and Didymodon revolutus in Cape Verde represents a major extension of the area of these species, extending their ranges to Macaronesia. The occurrence of Tortula canescens is confirmed in the Archipelago. Finally, seven species are newly reported for Fogo (Bryoerythrophyllum inaequalifolium, Didymodon vinealis, Gymnostomum calcareum , Hyophila involuta, Syntrichia fragilis, Tortula bogosica and Weissia controversa), eight for Santiago (Bryoerythrophyllum inaequalifolium, Gymnostomiella vernicosa, Hydrogonium orientale, Hyophila involuta, Syntrichia amphidiacea, Tortula atrovirens, T. bogosica and T. solmsii) and three for São Vicente (Hydrogonium orientale, Leptophascum leptophyllum and Tortella nitida).

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macaronesiaafricadiversitymossesdistributionflora