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Two tropical species new to the bryophyte flora of the Arabian Peninsula - Additions to the bryophyte Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra 2

Kürschner, Harald; Buck, William R.; Sollman, Philip

Nova Hedwigia Band 71 Heft 1-2 (2001), p. 253 - 259

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published: Aug 1, 2001

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Two tropical moss species, Hymenostylium crassinervium Broth. & Dix. (Pottiaceae) and Entodontopsis leucostega (Brid.) Buck & Ireland (Stereophyllaceae) are reported for the Arabian Peninsula. The two species are briefly described and illustrated. In addition, seven new country records, Mannia androgyna (L.) Evans (United Arab Emirates), Riccia crozalsii Lev. (United Arab Emirates) (Hepaticopsida), Brachymenium nepalense Hook. in Schwaegr. (Yemen), Bryum pseudotriquetrum (Hedw.) Gaertn., Meyer & Scherb (Saudi Arabia), Gymnostomum calcareum Nees & Hornsch. (United Arab Emirates), Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wils. (United Arab Emirates), and Hypnum cupressiforme Hedw. (Saudi Arabia) (Bryopsida) are reported, all representing major range extensions.


Arabian Peninsulabryophyte floraOmanSaudi Arabiatropical elementUnited Arab EmiratesYemen