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Thuidium delicatulum (Hedw.) Schimp. (Thuidiaceae) another bipolar moss disjunct from Subantarctic Marion Island

Ochyra, R. and Smith, V. and Gremmen, N.J.M. (2003) Thuidium delicatulum (Hedw.) Schimp. (Thuidiaceae) another bipolar moss disjunct from Subantarctic Marion Island. Cryptogamie Bryologie, 24, 253-263. ISSN 1290-0796.

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Abstract

Thuidium delicatulum (Hedw.) Schimp. is recorded from Marion Island in the Prince Edward Islands Archipelago in the Subantarctic. This is the first report of the genus Thuidium Schimp. from the subpolar region of the Southern Hemisphere and establishes Th. delicatulum as a bipolar species with intermediate localities in the tropical zone, in Central America and the northern and central Andes in South America. The Marion Island plants are described and their ecology and distribution on the island discussed. The world distribution of Th. delicatulum is reviewed and some speculations presented regarding the origin of the Marion Island population. [KEYWORDS: bryophyta; Musci; thuidiaceae; thuidium; subantarctica; Prince Edward islands; Marion Island; Kerguelen Province; distribution; bipolar species]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11377
Deposited On:24 Nov 2011 01:00
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