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Pantemperate Distribution of Bucklandiella sudetica (Bryophyta, Grimmiaceae) in the Southern Hemisphere
- Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina
- Herzogia 2018 v.31 no.1 pp. 48-55
- Grimmiaceae, flora, mosses and liverworts, phytogeography, Africa
- Bucklandiella sudetica, the most widespread species of the genus Bucklandiella, is recorded for the first time from Africa which was the only continent from whence it has not hitherto been recorded. The species was once collected in Western Cape Province and the South African plants are briefly taxonomically assessed and illustrated. This discovery confirms the phytogeographical status of B. sudetica in the austral regions as a southern pantemperate species having a strongly dissected and disjunct geographical range owing to the remarkable discontinuity of land masses in the Southern Hemisphere. The current distribution of B. sudetica in the Southern Hemisphere is reviewed and mapped and recent additions to the moss flora of continental Africa are briefly summarized.