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Discovery of Grimmia incrassicapsulis (Grimmiaceae, Bryopsida) in Papua New Guinea

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Abstract:

Grimmia incrassicapsulis B.G.Bell, an austral cool-temperate species, is recorded for the first time in the tropics. It was collected at an elevation of 4509 m a.s.l. at the summit of Mount Wilhelm in the Bismarck Range in Papua New Guinea. The species is described and illustrated, its name is lectotypified, and the global distribution reviewed and mapped.

Keywords: BRYOPHYTA; GRIMMIA; GRIMMIACEAE; NEW ZEALAND; OCEANIA; PAPUA NEW GUINEA; PHYTOGEOGRAPHY; SOUTH GEORGIA; TAXONOMY; TIERRA DEL FUEGO

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1127/0029-5035/2010/0091-0389

Publication date: 2010-11-01

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