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Identity of North African endemic bryophytes, 2

Rosa Maria ROS & Maria J. CANO

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 29 (2) - Pages 135-141

Published on 25 April 2008

The types of nine taxa described with material from Northern Africa have been revised, yielding the following results: Fissidens viridulus var. algeriensis Corb. is synomyzed with Fissidens rufulus, Fontinalis antipyretica var. rufescens Besch. ex Cardot with Fontinalis antipyretica, Funaria hygrometrica var. ahaggarensis Thér. et Trab. with Funaria hygro-metrica, Grimmia apocarpa var. auresiana Besch. with Schistidium crassipilum H.H. Blom, Homalothecium philippeanum var. maroccanum Thér. et Trab. with Homalothecium philippeanum, Maireola atlantica Thér. et Trab. with Distichium inclinatum, Orthotrichum anomalum var. algeriense Thér. & Trab. with Orthotrichum anomalum and Pleurochaete squarrosa var. maroccana Jelenc with Tortella squarrosa. Physcomitrium longicolle Trab. is found to be conspecific with Entosthodon hungaricus (Boros) Loeske and, since the former has priority in the genus Entosthodon, a new combination is proposed: Entosthodon longicolle (Trab.) Ros et M. J. Cano. Lectotypes have been designated for all of them. Two nomina nuda have also been studied: Barbula vinealis f. viridis Besch., which is reidentified as Didymodon rigidulus, and Rhynchostegiella maireana Dixon et Thér., which has been used for specimens of Brachytheciastrum dieckei and B. velutinum.


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