Macromitrium erythrocomum (Bryophyta: Orthotrichaceae), a new species from tropical Queensland, Australia

Helen Ramsay, Andi Cairns, David Meagher*

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Macromitrium erythrocomum sp. nov. is described from the Wet Tropics bioregion, Queensland, Australia. It is distinguished mainly by its large size, excurrent red costa, unusual areolation of the upper leaf lamina, short seta, hairy calyptra, peristome absent or reduced to a low basal membrane, and anisomorphic spores. A comparison is made with other Macromitrium species in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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