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Published: 2021-09-21

The moss family Rhachitheciaceae (Dicranales, Bryophyta) in Thailand

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Chonburi 20131, Thailand
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, U.S.A.
bryophyte diversity Doi Chiang Dao karst ecosystem northern Thailand Bryophytes

Abstract

A taxonomic study of the family Rhachitheciaceae in Thailand is presented based on newly collected materials from field surveys and herbarium specimens. Two species are recognized, including Hypnodontopsis spathulata and Rhachithecium perpusillum. Hypnodontopsis spathulata, previously known only from the type locality, is reported here as a new genus and species record for Thailand. A key to species, taxonomic descriptions and illustrations are provided. In addition, the lectotype of Zygodon perpusillus (=Rhachithecium perpusillum) is also designated here.

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