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Studies in the liverwort genus Fossombronia (Metzgeriales) from southern Africa. 11. F. zuurbergensis, a new species from Eastern Cape and new records for the area

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 31, No 1 | a495 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v31i1.495 | © 2001 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 September 2001 | Published: 17 September 2001

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

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Fossombronia zuurbergensis Perold, sp. nov. from Eastern Cape is described. It is distinguished by having leaves and
pseudoperianths with markedly dentate margins; the spore ornamentation on the distal face consists of ridges which can be
quite variable, although, at least some of them run parallel to each other in straight or curved, short or long ridges, others
occurring at right angles to the former. New records for F. capensis var. capensis and F. crispa are reported for Eastern Cape.


Eastern Cape; Fossombronia Raddi; F. zuurbergensis; Hepaticae; Metzgeriales; new records; new species; southern Africa


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