An annotated checklist of the bryophytes of Taita Hills region, Kenya

Johannes Enroth, Tamas Pocs, Xiaolan He, Petri Nyqvist, Åsa C S Stam, Itambo Malombe, Jouko Kalevi Rikkinen

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Based on previous literature and our own collections, we list 288 bryophyte species (145 liverworts, 143 mosses) from the Taita Hills region (including Mt. Kasigau and Maktau Hill) in SE Kenya. New records for Kenya include the liverworts Archilejeunea elobulata Steph., Bazzania nitida (F. Weber) Grolle, Cololejeunea grossepapillosa (Horik.) N. Kitag., Diplasiolejeunea kraussiana (Lindenb.) Steph., D. villaumei Steph., Lejeunea amaniensis E.W. Jones, L. cyathearum E.W. Jones, Lopholejeunea laciniata E.W. Jones, Metzgeria crassipilis (Lindb.) A. Evans, M. nudifrons Steph., Plagiochila boryana (F. Weber) Nees, and P. moenkemeyeri Steph., and the mosses Leucophanes hildebrandtii Müll. Hal. and Neckeromnion lepineanum (Mont.) S. Olsson, Enroth, Huttunen & D. Quandt. A further 22 liverworts and 13 mosses previously known from other parts of Kenya are reported for the first time from the Taita Hills region.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Musei Silesiae. Scientiae Naturales
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)53–66
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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