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Studies in the liverwort genus Fossombronia (Metzgeriales) from southern Africa. 6. New species from Lesotho, Swaziland and Mpumalanga and new records from Lesotho

S. M. Perold
Bothalia | Vol 28, No 2 | a633 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v28i2.633 | © 1998 S. M. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 October 1998 | Published: 06 October 1998

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

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Abstract

Two new species of Fossombronia are described: F. angulifolia Perold from Lesotho and F. swaziensis Perold from Swaziland and Mpumalanga. F. angulifolia is characterised by erect or semi-erect, 2-4-lobed, angular leaves, by mostly incompletely reticulate spores and by rather short elaters  F.  swaziensis can be recognised by large, rounded or sometimes shallowly notched leaves, which are rather stiff and bi- to multistratose basally, by quite large perigonial bracts in the male plants and by spores which have irregular areolae containing tubercular inclusions


Keywords

Fossombronia; <i>F. angulifolia</i>; <i>F. swaziensis</i>; Hepaticae; Lesotho. Metzgenales; new records; new species; southern Africa; Swaziland

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