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Studies in the Marchantiales (Hepaticae) from southern Africa. 7. The genus Cryptomitrium (Aytoniaceae) and C. oreades sp. nov.

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 24, No 2 | a764 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v24i2.764 | © 1994 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 1994 | Published: 10 October 1994

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

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As far as is known, the rare genus Cryptomitrium is reported here for the first time lor the whole continent ot Africa with the description of a new species, C. oreades, from the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. The specimen, attributed to the genus Reboulia from southern Africa, was misidentified.


Aytoniaceae; <i>Cryptomitrium</i>; <i>C. arcades</i>; Hepaticae; Lesotho; Marchantiales; <i>Reboulia</i>; Reboulioideae; taxonomy


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