On a bryophyte collection from the Maltese Islands


en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 40 (4) - Pages 19-29

Published on 10 April 2019

During a recent visit of the Maltese Islands Malta and Gozo in January 2018, some 200 collections of bryophytes have been done representing one species of hornworts, 14 species of liverworts and 49 species of mosses, among these six first records (Riccia ciliata Hoffm., Targionia lorbeeriana Müll.Frib., Amblystegium serpens (Hedw.) Schimp., Cheilothela chloropus (Brid.) K.Saito, Ephemerum recurvifolium (Dicks.) Boulay, and Tortula cuneifolia (Dicks.) Turner). Riccia ciliifera Link ex Lindenb., Riccia crozalsii Levier and Acaulon muticum (Hedw.) Müll.Hal. have been redetected after more than 100 years, and the occurrence of three very recently reported species (Cephaloziella baumgartneri Schiffn., Astomum crispum (Hedw.) Hampe and Tortula vahliana (Schultz) Mont.) has been confirmed.

Keywords :

Malta, Gozo, bryophytes, new records.

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