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Published: 2024-05-22
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Lejeunea robbertiana (Lejeuneaceae), a new liverwort species from New Caledonia

Faculty of Science and Marine Environment; Universiti Malaysia Terengganu; 21030 Kuala Nerus; Terengganu; Malaysia; Institute of Tropical Biodiversity and Sustainable Development; 21030 Kuala Nerus; Universiti Malaysia Terengganu; 21030 Kuala Nerus; Terengganu; Malaysia
Botany Department; Institute of Biology; Eszterházy Catholic University; Pf. 43; H–3301; Eger; Hungary
Bryophytes New Caledonia Lejeunea Taxilejeunea propagules


The new species, Lejeunea robbertiana G.E. Lee & Pócs, from New Caledonia is described and illustrated. It is characterized by the abundance of ribbon-like propagules, which are usually 4 cells wide and found on the leaf margins. The leaf cells have well-developed trigones and conspicuous intermediate thickenings, up to 3 per cell. The distantly arranged underleaves with deeply bifid lobes, the pyriform perianth with 5 keels, and autoicy are also the distinguishing characteristics of the new species.



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