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Studies in the liverwort genus Fossombronia (Metzgeriales) from southern Africa. 9. A new species from Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, with notes on other species

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 29, No 1 | a573 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v29i1.573 | © 1999 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 September 1999 | Published: 30 September 1999

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

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Abstract

A new species of FossombroniaF. renateae, from Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in southern Africa is described. It is distinguished by its reflexed, undulating leaves and often stipitate pseudoperianth with a highly convoluted mouth, as well as by completely or incompletely reticulate spores and usually by short, blunt elaters with two spirals which often form rings or coils. Notes are provided on two unnamed species from Mpumalanga which cannot be fully described as yet, since ripe spores are not available for study. Brief references are made to some tropical African species.


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<i>Fossombronia</i>; <i>F. renateae</i>; liverworts; Metzgeriales; new species; southern Africa; tropical Africa

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