Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 304, Issue 9, pp 1069–1076 | Cite as

Taxonomy and distribution of Pachyneuropsis (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta)

  • Marta AlonsoEmail author
  • María J. Cano
  • Juan A. Jiménez
Original Article


A revision of the Asiatic genus Pachyneuropsis H.A.Mill. (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) recognizes two species, Pachyneuropsis bartlettii (E.B.Bartram) H.A.Mill. and P. perinvolutum (Tixier) comb. nov. Two names (Trichostomum hattorianum B.C.Tan & Z.Iwats. and Pachyneuropsis miyagii T.Yamag.) are synonymized with P. perinvolutum, and lectotypes are designated, for T. hattorianum and T. perinvolutum. Two keys (genus and species levels), descriptions, illustrations and distribution data are provided. Diagnostic characters for each species and closely related taxa are discussed.


New combination New synonyms Pachyneuropsis Taxonomy Trichostomum Tropical Asia 



We thank the curators of the herbaria cited in the text for sending material. We are grateful to Dr. Schmull (Farlow Herbarium of Harvard University) and to Dr. Yamaguchi (Hiroshima University) for allowing us to take photographs of some specimens. Thanks also to Dr. David Long (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) for kindly checking and correcting the English. We appreciate the valuable comments and suggestions by three anonymous reviewers and the editors.


This research was carried out with financial support from the Spanish “Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación” and “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” (Projects CGL2010–15959/BOS and CGL2015/64068-P co-financed by FEDER).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Biología Vegetal (Botánica), Facultad de Biología, Campus de EspinardoUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain

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