Original paper

New and rare moss species from subantarctic South Georgia

Ochyra, Ryszard; Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina; Lewis Smith, Ronald I.

Nova Hedwigia Band 74 Heft 1-2 (2002), p. 121 - 147

published: Feb 1, 2002

DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2002/0074-0121

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Abstract

Forty-one species of moss are reported from the subantarctic island of South Georgia. Twenty-two of these are recorded for the first time from the island, namely Andreaea obovata Thed. (first record from the austral region), Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrum (Hedw.) P.C. Chen, Bryum orbiculatifolium Cardot & Broth., B. subrotundifolium A. Jaeger, Campylopus introflexus (Hedw.) Brid., Cinclidium stygium Sw., Dicranoweisia mackayi (Broth. & Dixon) Broth., Ditrichum conicum (Mont.) Mitt., D. heteromallum (Hedw.) E. Britton, Drepanocladus longifolius (Wilson ex Mitt.) Broth. ex Paris, Funaria hygrometrica Hedw., Gymnostomum aeruginosum Sm., Isopterygiopsis pulchella (Hedw.) Z. Iwats., Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wilson, Meesia uliginosa Hedw., Orthodontium lineare SchwÄgr., Schistidium antarctici (Cardot) L. Savicz & Smirnova, Tayloria dubyi Broth., Tortella fragilis (Hook. & Wilson) Limpr., Trematodon geniculatus Matteri, Warnstorfia exannulata (Schimp.) Loeske and W. fontinaliopsis (Müll. Hal.) Ochyra. The moss flora of South Georgia is currently estimated to comprise about 115 species.

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bryophytamuscibryogeographytaxonomysouth georgiasubantarctica