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Taxonomy and distribution of Pachyneuropsis (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta)


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.

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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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Alonso, M., Cano, M.J. & Jiménez, J.A. Taxonomy and distribution of Pachyneuropsis (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta). Plant Syst Evol 304, 1069–1076 (2018).

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  • New combination
  • New synonyms
  • Pachyneuropsis
  • Taxonomy
  • Trichostomum
  • Tropical Asia