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Studies in the liverwort family Aneuraceae (Metzgeriales) from southern Africa. 2. The genus Riccardia and its type species, R. multi­ fida, with confirmation of its presence in the region

S. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 31, No 2 | a517 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v31i2.517 | © 2001 S. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2001 | Published: 17 September 2001

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S. Perold, National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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Abstract

A generic description of Riccardia Gray is presented, as well as confirmation of the local presence of its type species,R midtifida (I,.) Gray, which is described and illustrated. Amell (1952; 1963) incorrectly identified his collections of this species as R. saccatiflora (Steph.) S.W.Arnell; some notes on it are added.


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Aneuraceae, <i>Riccardia,</i> Gray, Riccardiaceae, <i>R. midtifida</i>(L.) Gray, <i>R. saccatiflora</i> (Steph.) S.W.Arnell. southern Africa, type species

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