Transfer of two Asiatic taxa from Lejeunea to Microlejeunea (Lejeuneaceae, Marchantiophyta)

Yu-Mei WEI & Rui-Liang ZHU

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 34 (3) - Pages 307-311

Published on 31 July 2013

Two Asiatic Lejeunea species with ocelli in the leaf lobe, Lejeunea moniliata Mizut. and Lejeunea wallichiana (Lehm.) Lehm. ex Gottsche, Lindenb. et Nees, are transferred to Microlejeunea (Lejeuneaceae, Marchantiophyta). Two new combinations are proposed: Microlejeunea moniliata (Mizut.) R.L.Zhu et Y.M.Wei comb. nov. and Microlejeunea wallichiana (Lehm.) R.L.Zhu et Y.M.Wei comb. nov. Microlejeunea moniliata is only known from the type locality in northern Thailand, where it was rediscovered in 2011, and is suggested to be placed in the red list of Thai bryophytes.

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