Orthotrichum handiense, sp. nov. from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Francisco Lara, Vicente Mazimpaka, Ricardo Garilleti, Montserrat Brugués

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A new epiphytic moss, Orthotrichum handiense F. Lara, Garilieti, and Mazimpaka, is described from the Jandia Peninsula (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain). The new species is included in section Pulchella Vent. and characterized by robustness, lanceolate leaves with recurved margins, immersed capsules, stomata cryptopore located in the neck, well developed prostome, peristome of 16 teeth and 16 segments, and calyptra and vaginula densely covered with slightly papillose hairs. Drawings and SEM micrographs of the main characters are given, and possible confusion with other taxa is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-622
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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