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A Significant Northward Extension of the Area of Aloina bifrons in Europe (Bryophyta, Pottiaceae) Bryologie
- Hugonnot, Vincent, Chavoutier, Leica
- Cryptogamie 2015 v.36 no.2 pp. 117-122
- Pottiaceae, gypsum, habitats, soil, France
- Aloina bifrons (De Not.) Delgad. is recorded for the first time in France in the Limagne, Puy-de-Dôme department, Auvergne region. This is a significant northward extension of the species' known range. It grows there on sunny marlaceous lime with gypsum traces on a south-facing steep slope. The French habitat differs significantly from the situation recorded in other parts of the Mediterranean and Irano-Turanic areas, where Aloina bifrons is a typical inhabitant of gypsum soils with a rich assemblage of Xeropottioid elements.