A re-evaluation of the morphology of Sorapilla (Bryophyta: Sorapillaceae) based on Sorapilla papuana

Meagher, David, Cairns, Andi, Seppelt, Rod, and Grixti, Megan (2020) A re-evaluation of the morphology of Sorapilla (Bryophyta: Sorapillaceae) based on Sorapilla papuana. Australian Systematic Botany, 33 (5). pp. 427-435.

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Abstract

Sorapilla Spruce & Mitt. is a taxonomically problematic genus of mosses. In this paper one of the two known species, Sorapilla papuana Broth. & Geh., is described and illustrated in detail for the first time, and its morphological peculiarities are discussed. It is monoicous, rather than dioicous as had been assumed. The presence of an annulus on the capsule and sparse hairs on the calyptra, both suggested previously, are confirmed. Paraphyllia, which had been reported for Sorapilla, are not present. The phylogenetic position of Sorapilla remains uncertain.

Item ID: 63994
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1446-5701
Keywords: Australian Wet Tropics, mosses, taxonomy
Copyright Information: (C)CSIRO 2020
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 07:31
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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