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Studies in the genus Riccia (Marchantiales) from southern Africa. 27. Riccia lanceolata and R. radicosa now also locally reported

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 34, No 2 | a418 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v34i2.418 | © 2004 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 September 2004 | Published: 03 September 2004

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S. M. Perold, National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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Riccia lanceolata and R. radicosa are newly reported from southern Africa. Riccia lanceolata is quite widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, whereas R. radicosa has only been collected once before, namely in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire). Both species are assigned to the group ‘Squamatae’, section Riccia, subgenus Riccia. but are easily distin­guished from one another.


<i>Riccia lanceolata</i> Steph.. <i>Riccia radicosa</i> Pearson; sporangia; spores; thallus


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