New Pottiaceae genera to the moss flora of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula

Mai A. TAHA, Hanaa M. SHABBARA & Manal M. ASEERI

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 41 (1) - Pages 1-9

Published on 10 January 2020

Hyophila Brid., Leptophascum (Müll.Hal.) J.Guerra & M.J.Cano and Plaubelia Brid. are new genera to the bryoflora of Saudi Arabia while the last two genera are new to the Arabian Peninsula. All these genera are represented by one species each namely; Hyophila baginsensis Müll.Hal., Leptophascum leptophyllum (Müll.Hal.) J.Guerra & M.J.Cano and Plaubelia involuta (Magill) R.H.Zander. Hyophila baginsensis is a new record to the bryoflora of Asia continent. The new recorded species are described and illustrated. Their sites, habitats, distribution, elements and some floristic remarks are given.


Pottiaceae, moss flora, Hyophila, Plaubelia, Leptophascum, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula

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