TITLE

LIVERWORTS OF PEATLANDS AND TEPUALIA STIPULARIS (HOOK. & ARN.) GRISEB. SWAMP FORESTS IN ISLA GRANDE DE CHILOÉ (CHILE): KEY FOR IDENTIFICATION

AUTHOR(S)
LEÓN, CAROLINA A.; OLIVÁN, GISELA
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Caldasia;2014, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bryophytes play a key role in peatland ecosystems; they participate directly in the constitution of peat and in the maintenance of these ecosystems. Nevertheless, the knowledge of this group is highly limited, specifically for liverworts. Therefore, we present a key to determine liverworts, restricted to peatland habitats and swamp forests of Tepualia stipularis (Hook. & Arn.) Griseb. of Isla Grande de Chiloé (Chile). This key includes the main reported taxa for these ecosystems and it is based on vegetative characters to facilitate identification. Fifty-two species and 28 genera are included. These taxa belong to 19 families. The best represented families are: Lepidoziaceae, Lophocoleaceae, Plagiochilaceae, and Aneuraceae. Chiloscyphus, Plagiochila, and Riccardia are the richest genera. A separate key for each group with similar characters and alphabetical taxa list are provided.
ACCESSION #
96837370

 

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