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New bryophyte records from the Mediterranean region of Chile

Juan LARRAÍN, Maria J. CANO & Juan A. JIMENEZ

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 41 (11) - Pages 131-140

Published on 28 July 2020

Based on recent fieldwork and examination of herbarium collections from different parts of the Mediterranean climate areas of Chile, we report ten new bryophyte records for the country, including three liverwort and seven moss taxa. Six of these records are also new to South America. In addition, Trichostomum brachydontium Bruch is newly reported for continental Chile. Most species reported here correspond to ephemeral taxa, mostly visible only during the wet winter months (June-September). These results stress the need for further basic exploration of Chile bryophyte flora, and the urgent need to improve the cryptogamic collections in national herbaria. Acaulon uleanum Müll.Hal. and Ephemerum argentinicum Schiavone & Sarmiento are excluded from the bryophyte flora of Chile.


Keywords :

Biodiversity, Bryophyta, floristics, herbarium specimens, Marchantiophyta.

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