Contribution to the bryophyte flora of New Caledonia. I. New taxa and amendments


en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 34 (1) - Pages 37-47

Published on 25 January 2013

Seven mosses, Erpodium biseriatum, Floribundaria pseudofloribunda, Leptodictyum riparium, Macromitrium serpens, Rhodobryum aubertii, Sematophyllum phoeniceum, Trichostomum brachydontium, and one liverwort Lepidozia flexuosa, are new for the New Caledonian flora following identification of some gatherings made in 2008 and herbarium specimens at PC and REN. In addition, new localities have been found for three species of mosses recently discovered in the Territory, Anomodon pseudotristis, Calymperes motlei, Euptychium piliferum and two new synonyms are given for Paris nomina nuda, the moss Vesicularia compienei (= V. subfuscescens) and the liverwort Lepidozia etesseana (= Telaranea kogiana). Moreover two doubtful names of the recent checklist of liverworts are rejected after examination of specimens cited from New Caledonia, Lepidozia supradecomposita and Telaranea lawesii and the data of Zoopsis liukiuensis in New Caledonia earlier than its first publication is reported. In spite of the relatively numerous data dealing with it, the knowledge of bryophyte flora in New Caledonia will increase and be clarified by sampling many widely overlooked areas (for example dry forests) and biotopes and re-examination of herbarium collections.

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