The taxonomic status of Platyhypnidium torrenticola based on ITS sequence data

Olaf WERNER, Jairo PATIÑO, Juana María GONZÁLEZ-MANCEBO & Rosa María ROS

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 28 (3) - Pages 187-195

Published on 27 July 2007

The taxonomic identity of Platyhypnidium torrenticola has been studied using nrITS sequence data. A comparison with the most closely related species, P. riparioides, reveals that the nrITS sequences are identical with the majority of the European and African sequences of P. riparioides. It is concluded that the morphological characters used to segregate both species are within the variability of P. riparioides and that both names correspond to the same species.

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