Euptychium piliferum sp. nov. (Ptychomniaceae)from New Caledonia


en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 32 (4) - Pages 391-396

Published on 25 November 2011

Euptychium piliferum Frank Müll. is described and illustrated. The species is most closely related to E. cuspidatum. Its distinctive features include leaves with piliferous acumina 0.7-1.0 mm long, a leaf length/width ratio of 4.5-6:1, a leaf length of 3.4-4.0 mm, leaf margins entire to weakly serrulate in the basal half, and strongly incrassate and porose leaf cells. A revised key to the species of the genus Euptychium is provided.

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