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Lejeunea oligoclada and L. rionegrensis (Lejeuneaceae) in tropical America: new data on morphology and geographical distribution

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Lejeunea oligoclada and L. rionegrensis, two Lejeuneaceae species known until now only from their type localities (Brazil and Venezuela, respectively) are described and illustrated and a map showing their geographical distribution, based on many new and older herbaria collections, is presented. Lejeunea oligoclada is found in SE Brazil and is considered to be an endemic of the Atlantic Coastal Region. Lejeunea rionegrensis is found in Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. A lectotype for L. rionegrensis is designated.
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Keywords: ENDEMISM; GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION; LECTOTYPIFICATION; LEJEUNEA; LEJEUNEACEAE; NEOTROPICS; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2008

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  • 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.
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