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Published: 2017-07-24

Serpoleskea minutissima comb. nov., a micro-rheophyte in the Pylaisiadelphaceae

Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126, U.S.A.
Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, U.S.A.
Plagiotheciaceae Platydictya Pylaisiadelphaceae rheophyte Serpoleskea


A recent collection of Platydictya minutissima from Kentucky, U.S.A., prompted a re-examination of the species. Based on rhizoid placement and pseudoparaphyllium form, the taxon is transferred to Serpoleskea as S. minutissima (Sull. & Lesq.) W.R.Buck & B.H.Allen. The species is restricted to eastern North America. Ecologically the taxon grows on moist rocks in or along streams, becoming submerged at times of high water.


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