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Bryophyte Biology, Phylogeography, Systematics and Evolution in the Southern Hemisphere

A volume in honour of Dr. Gabriela Hässel de Menendez

Ed.: J. C. Villarreal; W. Frey; D. C. Cargill

2010. 257 pages, num. figures, 17x24cm, 690 g
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Review: Polish Botanical Journal vol. 56

Studies on bryophytes in the Southern Hemisphere have a long tradition beginning in the second half of the eighteen century. Some collections of these plants had been made by naturalists accompanying major exploratory expeditions and subsequently were delivered to bryologists in Europe. They described them either as new species or reported them under names of well known Holarctic species because of their ostensible resemblance to them. This situation continued practically until the latter half of the twentieth century and as a result the vast majority of mosses, hepatics and hornworts from the Southern Hemisphere were described by European or North American bryologists. The first commendable, of very few, exception was C. P. Thunberg, a disciple of Carl Linné who, in 1772−1775, personally collected bryophytes in the Cape region in South Africa. He reported several species under European names, but also described one new species of a thallose liverwort, now well known as Symphyogyna podophylla (Thunb.) Mont. & Nees.

There were only a few students of bryophytes resident in various areas in the Southern Hemisphere, mostly in former colonies of the British Empire. They made important contributions to local bryology, although their interest in bryophytes was usually not as a professional. For instance, T. R. Sim in South Africa, L. Rodway in Tasmania, and K. W. Allison and G. O. K. Sainsbury in New Zealand. The situation was much worse in South America where local bryologists were dramatically missing, the only exceptions being C. Housseus and O. Kühnemann in Argentina. The latter compiled catalogues of Argentine mosses and hepatics which, however, did not present any new taxonomic concepts. His disciple was Gabriela Hässel de Menéndez (1927−2009), the fi rst professional bryologist in South America. She gained international fame as a specialist in hepaticology and for the most of her long scientific career was associated with the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’ in Buenos Aires. The results of her investigations were presented in about one hundred research papers, the most important being ‘Catalogue of Marchantiophyta and Anthocerotophyta of southern South America [Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, including Easter Is., (Pascua I.), Malvinas Is. (Falkland Is.), South Georgia Is., and the subantarctic South Shetland Is., South Sandwich Is., and South Orkney Is.]’. It was published shortly before her death on 4 July 2009, which crowned her bryological studies on temperate South American Hepaticae and Anthocerotae. In recognition of her signifi cant contributions to bryology, a collection of papers dealing with austral bryophytes was published in a single issue of Nova Hedwigia.

The Hässel de Menéndez Gedenkschrift consists of 14 articles contributed by an international group of 37 authors. They are preceded by an introductory tribute comprising her biography and a list of publications written by the two disciples, Elena Reiner-Drehwald and M. Magdalena Schiavone, and Marta Rubies, the last collaborator of the deceased celebrant.

The 12 contributions in this volume deal with taxonomy and phytogeography, thus sharing Hässel de Menéndez’ main interest in bryology. The other two articles have also strong connections with taxonomy. The first presents interesting results of cryo-scanning electron microscope studies on remarkable cell walls in the austral moss Rhacocarpus purpurascens and the second deals with investigations on development of multicellular spores in the hornwort genus Dendroceros with some general remarks on endospory in bryophytes.

There are seven accounts dealing with taxonomy and nomenclature of bryophytes. Five of these are devoted to liverworts, including a taxonomic revision of Lejeunea deplanata in the Neotropics, studies on Plagiochila in New Zealand and Frullania in Australasia and a detailed treatment on the morphology, systematics and phylogeny of Noteroclada. This is a monotypic genus of thallose hepatics, widespread in the American Cordillera from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, with some extensions to the Tristan da Cunha group in the South Atlantic Ocean. Taxonomy of mosses is represented by two accounts covering Pohlia sect. Apalodictyon and Dicranella in Latin America, whereas hornworts are dealt with in a single paper on Phaeomegaceros in South America. All these contributions offer some taxonomic and nomenclatural novelties, including descriptions of new taxa, new synonymies and new combinations. Of special interest is the description of Phaeomegacros squamuliger subsp. hasselii from Chile, dedicated to the eponym of this volume. Unfortunately, the subspecifi c epithet is incorrect because, according to Art. 60.6 of the Code, the ‘ä’ which appears in the first part of her name should be transliterated as ‘ae’. Thus, the present epithet distorts the eponym’s name but it cannot be corrected according the rules of the Code.

The remaining five articles are phytogeographical treatments. Three of these address new bryophyte records for widely separated areas, including Prasanthus suecicus in the subantarctic Prince Edward Islands and the Sino-Himalayan region, Iwatsukia bifi da in Costa Rica and Grimmia incrassicapsulis in Papua New Guinea. Finally, there is an innovative paper on modeling the distribution of Hypopterygium tamarisci in Latin America and a valuable review of new insights into the distribution patterns and divergence of Gondwanan bryophytes incorporating molecular data.

The present volume is an important contribution to the bryological literature, clearly illustrating the remarkable progress in research on bryophytes in the austral regions. Such studies have long been neglected and Gabriela Hässel de Menéndez played an important role in stimulating them in southern South America. Therefore, as nobody else, she deserved special recognition for her outstanding contributions to austral bryology. All students of southern bryophytes should find this book to be both interesting and valuable reading, providing plenty of important information to stimulate further studies.

Ryszard OCHYRA

Polish Botanical Journal vol. 56

Polish Botanical Journal

Bespr.: Herzogia 24 (2), 2011

Der vorliegende Band der Nova Hedwigia wurde zu Ehren der im Jahre 2009 verstorbenen südamerikanischen Bryologin Gabriela Hässel de Menéndez (1927–2009) herausgegeben.

Der Band enthält zunächst eine ausführliche Würdigung der besonderen Leistungen von G. Hässel de Menéndez insbesondere auf dem Gebiet der Taxonomie der Lebermoose. Die Gewürdigte bestimmte über viele Jahrzehnte ganz wesentlich die Lebermoosforschung Südamerikas. Geographische Schwerpunkte ihrer taxonomischen Arbeiten waren vor allem ihr Heimatland Argentinien, ferner Chile und die unmittelbar angrenzenden südamerikanischen Länder. Bei Hornmoosen, ihren speziellen Lieblingen, reichte ihr Bearbeitungsgebiet bis in das tropische Zentralamerika hinein. Frau Hässel hat in unzähligen Arbeiten ausgewählte taxonomische Gruppen der Lebermoose für den Südteil Südamerikas bearbeitet. Besonders hervorgehoben werden müssen ihre Arbeiten zu Plagiochila, Chiloscyphus, Leptoscyphus, den Hornmoosen und Marchantiales. Die Ergebnisse ihrer Untersuchungen mündeten in zahlreichen Neubeschreibungen von Arten und höherer Taxa, z. B. der neuen Familie Leiosporocerotaceae der Hornmoose. Ein Höhepunkt der Bearbeitung der Lebermoose Südamerikas stellt der im Jahre 2009 von ihr zusammen mit Marta Rubies verfasste, 672 Seiten umfassende Katalog der Leber- und Hornmoose des südlichen Südamerikas dar, der als Beiheft 134 der Nova Hedwigia veröffentlicht wurde. Ein komplettes Publikationsverzeichnis von Frau Hässel schließt die Würdigung ab.

Der thematischen Ausrichtung der Forschungen von Frau Hässel entsprechend sind auch die insgesamt 14 im Band enthaltenen Originalarbeiten ausgewählt. Die meisten beschäftigen sich mit Moosen, insbesondere Lebermoosen, Südamerikas bzw. der Südhemisphäre.

Frau Hässel zu Ehren wird das neue Taxon Phaeomegaceros squamuliger subsp. hasselii aus Chile beschrieben (Villarreal et al.). Mit Dicranella im südlichen Südamerika beschäftigen sich Larraín et al. Von der bisher nur von der Typuslokalität und steril bekannten D. circinata konnte auf der Halbinsel Chiloé in Chile fertiles Material aufgefunden werden. Die taxonomischen Merkmale der Sippe werden im Vergleich mit anderen Arten der Gattung verglichen und ein Bestimmungsschlüssel für die Arten des südlichen Südamerikas präsentiert. Innerhalb der Gattung Frullania wird die neue Sektion Inconditum aufgestellt, zu der vier in ihrer Verbreitung auf Neuseeland und Australien beschränkte Arten, darunter die neu beschriebene F. colliculosa, gehören (von Konrat et al.). Andere taxonomische Arbeiten des Bandes beschäftigen sich mit Pohlia section Apalodictyon in Zentral- und Südamerika (Suárez & Schiavone), der Gattung Noteroclada (Crandall-Stotler et al.), Plagiochila in Neuseeland (Engel & Smith Merrill) und Lejeunea deplanata im tropischen Südamerika (Reiner-Drehwald).

Mit der Erweiterung der Kenntnis des Verbreitungsgebietes von Arten beschäftigen sich einige im Band publizierte floristische Arbeiten. Grimmia incrassicapsulis konnte erstmals in Papua-Neuguinea nachgewiesen werden (Ochyra et al.), Iwatsukia bifida ist neu für Costa Rica (Dauphin & Erzberger) und Prasanthus suecicus wird als neu aus Sikkim und Nepal im Himalaya, aus der Provinz Yunnan in China und von der subantarktischen Prince Edward Insel gemeldet (Váňa et al.)

Frey et al. bringen eine Übersicht zu ihren Forschungen zu geomolekularen Mustern südhemisphärischer Moose. Weitere Arbeiten des Bandes beschäftigen sich mit dem Wasserhaushalt des durch seine bemerkenswerte Zellwand ausgezeichneten Laubmooses Rhacocarpus purpurascens (Pressel et al.), der Entwicklung von vielzelligen Sporen in der Hornmoosgattung Dendroceros (Schuette & Renzaglia) sowie der Modellierung der Verbreitung von Hypopterygium tamarisci in Zentral- und Südamerika (Kruijer et al.).

Der Band bietet insbesondere dem mit südhemisphärischen Moosen arbeitendem Bryologen eine Fülle an interessanten Informationen. Druckqualität und Ausstattung des Bandes, diesmal u. a. mit zwei Farbabbildungen, entsprechen dem für die Nova Hedwigia bekannten hohen Standard.

Frank Müller (Dresden)

Herzogia 24(2), 2011, p. 400-401

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A tribute to Gabriela Hassel de Menendez (1927-2009)

Reiner-Drehwald, M. Elena; Rubies, Marta; Schiavone, M. Magdalena

p. 279-288, published: Nov 1, 2010

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A cryo-scanning electron microscope study of the water relations of the remarkable cell wall in the moss Rhacocarpus purpurascens (Rhacocarpaceae, Bryophyta)

Pressel, Silvia; P'ng, Ken M.Y.; Duckett, Jeffrey G.

p. 289-299, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Development of multicellular spores in the hornwort genus Dendroceros (Dendrocerotaceae, Anthocerotophyta) and the occurrence of endospory in Bryophytes

Schuette, Scott; Renzaglia, Karen S.

p. 301-316, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Geomolecular divergence patterns of Gondwanan and Palaeoaustral bryophytes An overview Studies in austral temperate rain forest bryophytes 34

Frey, Wolfgang; Pfeiffer, Tanja; Stech, Michael

p. 317-348, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Phaeomegaceros squamuliger subspecies hasselii (Dendrocerotaceae, Anthocerotophyta), a new taxon from the Southern Hemisphere

Villarreal, Juan Carlos; Cargill, D. Christine; Goffinet, Bernard

p. 349-360, published: Nov 1, 2010

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The rediscovery of Dicranella circinata (Dicranellaceae, Bryophyta), with comments on other southern South American species of Dicranella

Larraín, Juan; Suárez, Guillermo; Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina; Ochyra, Ryszard

p. 361-376, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Pohlia section Apalodictyon (Bryaceae, Bryophyta) in Central and South America

Suárez, Guillermo M.; Schiavone, María M.

p. 377-388, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Discovery of Grimmia incrassicapsulis (Grimmiaceae, Bryopsida) in Papua New Guinea

Ochyra, Ryszard; Weber, William A.; Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina

p. 389-398, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Modelling the distribution of the moss species Hypopterygium tamarisci (Hypopterygiaceae, Bryophyta) in Central and South America

Kruijer, Hans (J.D.); Raes, Niels; Stech, Michael

p. 399-420, published: Nov 1, 2010

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On the morphology, systematics and phylogeny of Noteroclada (Noterocladaceae, Marchantiophyta)

Crandall-Stotler, Barbara; Stotler, Raymond E.; Zhang, Li; Forrest, Laura L.

p. 421-450, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Iwatsukia bifida (Cephaloziaceae, Marchantiophyta), a Guyana Highland species new to Central America

Dauphin, Gregorio; Erzberger, Peter

p. 451-458, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Range extensions of Prasanthus suecicus (Gymnomitriaceae, Marchantiophyta), with a review of its global distribution

Váňa, Jiří A.; Long, David G.; Ochyra, Ryszard; Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina; Cykowska, Beata; Smith, Valdon R.

p. 459-469, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Forty-one degrees below and sixty years in the dark: Frullania sect. Inconditum, a new section of Australasian Frullania species including F. colliculosa, sp. nov., F. hodgsoniae, nom. and stat. nov., F. aterrima, and F. hattorii (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta)

Von Konrat, Matthew; Hentschel, Jörn; Heinrichs, Jochen; Braggins, John E.; Pócs, Tamás

p. 471-500, published: Nov 1, 2010

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Studies on New Zealand Hepaticae. 3955. More new taxa, combinations, typifications and synonymy in Plagiochila from New Zealand (Plagiochilaceae)

Engel, John J.; Merrill, Gary Smith L.

p. 501-517, published: Nov 1, 2010

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A taxonomic revision of Lejeunea deplanata (Lejeuneaceae, Marchantiophyta) from tropical America

Reiner-Drehwald, Maria Elena

p. 519-532, published: Nov 1, 2010

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