A re-evaluation of the morphology of Sorapilla (Bryophyta: Sorapillaceae) based on Sorapilla papuana

David Meagher*, Andi Cairns, Rod Seppelt, Megan Grixti

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    Abstract

    Sorapilla Spruce & Mitt. is a taxonomically problematic genus of mosses. In this paper one of the two known species, Sorapilla papuana Broth. & Geh., is described and illustrated in detail for the first time, and its morphological peculiarities are discussed. It is monoicous, rather than dioicous as had been assumed. The presence of an annulus on the capsule and sparse hairs on the calyptra, both suggested previously, are confirmed. Paraphyllia, which had been reported for Sorapilla, are not present. The phylogenetic position of Sorapilla remains uncertain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)427-435
    Number of pages9
    JournalAustralian Systematic Botany
    Volume33
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

    Keywords

    • Australian Wet Tropics
    • Mosses
    • Taxonomy

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