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Taxonomic Revision of Brachytheciastrum (Brachytheciaceae, Bryophyta) from the Mediterranean Region

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The moss genus Brachytheciastrum (Brachytheciaceae) is taxonomically revised for the Mediterranean area. Seven species are recognized. Two new combinations are proposed: Brachytheciastrum umbilicatum and B. salicinum . Brachytheciastrum bellicum is newly synonymized with B. salicinum. Lectotypes for Brachythecium umbilicatum and Hypnum collinum are designated. A key to the species of the Mediterranean region, as well as descriptions, illustrations, and distribution data, are provided. New records for countries within the study area are reported.

Keywords: Bryophytes; Mediterranean area; distribution; taxonomy; typifications

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2013-06-01

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