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Studies in the liverwort genus Fossombronia (Metzgeriales) from southern Africa. 10. Three new species from Northern and Western Cape

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 29, No 1 | a574 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v29i1.574 | © 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

Three new species of Fossombronia from the winter rainfall area of the Northern and Western Cape are described:  F. hyalorhiza, which has colourless rhizoids and is fairly widespread, but not common; F marindae, which has purple rhi­zoids, very attractive, highly ornamented spores and is so far known from a single locality only and F. monticola.  which also has purple rhizoids, with spores irregularly ridged, often partly areolate, and is quite common but fairly variable.


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<i>Fossombronia</i> Raddi, <i>F hyalorhiza</i> Perold; <i>F. marindae</i> Perold; <i>F. numticola</i> Perold, Hepaticae, Metzgeriales, Northern Cape, southern Africa, Western Cape

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