Prasanthus suecicus is recorded for the first time from Sikkim and Nepal in the Himalayas, Yunnan Province in China in Asia, and from Subantarctic Prince Edward Island in the South Indian Ocean. Details of new localities are provided and the plants from the Southern Hemisphere
are illustrated. The global distribution of the species is reviewed and mapped. Prasanthus suecicus is now considered a bipolar species with a highly dissected Arctic-alpine range in the Northern Hemisphere.
Nova Hedwigia is an international journal publishing original, peer-reviewed papers on current issues of taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure and ecology of all groups of cryptogamic plants, including cyanophytes/cyanobacteria and fungi. The half-tone plates in Nova Hedwigia are known for their high quality, which makes them especially suitable for the reproduction of photomicrographs and scanning and transmission electron micrographs.