Open Access Type material in the moss herbarium of Samuel Elisée von Bridel, 1.

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The herbarium of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (B) contains as one of its historical collections the moss herbarium of Bridel (1762-1828). A list of the type material in the first 250 of 1006 folders (containing specimens of Archidium, Bartramia, Bryum, Campylopus, Dicranum, Didymodon, Dryptodon, Encalypta, Grimmia, Gymnostomum, Hookeria, Hydropogon, Leucobryum, Leucophanes, Octoblepharum, Orthotrichum, Phascum, Racomitrium, Rottleria, Saproma, Schistidium, Sphagnum, Splachnum, Trichostomum, Ulota and Weissia), i.e. 119 types of names published by Bridel and other authors, is presented with collection data, notes on the specimens and, if available, revision data. Lectotypes are designated for the names Dryptodon carnosus, Gymnostomum rufescens, Orthotrichum floerkei, O. stramineum, Phascum megapolitanum, P. nepalense, Schistidium imberbe var. atrovirens, Sphagnum contortum, S. pentastichum and Trichostomum nigricans.

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Publication date: October 1, 2006

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