The liverwort Plagiochasma appendiculatum Lehm. & Lindenb. is reported for the first time in Europe from Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). The species is described and illustrated and its distribution and ecology are discussed. Plagiochasma appendiculatum differs from P. rupestre (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Steph., the only species of the genus known at present in Europe, by characters such as the bright green or green-yellowish thallus and the orbicular and obtuse scale appendages which are markedly constricted and folded at the base. © British Bryological Society 2005.
- Balearic Islands
- Plagiochasma appendiculatum