Distribution of Bucklandiella lamprocarpa (Grimmiaceae, Musci) in South Africa

Ryszard OCHYRA & Jacques VAN ROOY

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 34 (3) - Pages 359-366

Published on 31 July 2013

Bucklandiella lamprocarpa (Müll.Hal.) Bednarek-Ochyra & Ochyra is the only rheophytic representative of the genus in South Africa. Although this distinct and almost unmistakable species is bipolar in distribution, it is mostly an austral cool-temperate species ranging northwards along the alpine belts of South America and Africa. Examples are given of pan-Holantarctic mosses in the Cape Floristic Region and hypotheses put forward to explain this distribution pattern. The South African distribution of B. lamprocarpa is mapped and described in detail.

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