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Article first published online: 26 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.17581/bp.2017.06206

On the identity of Riccia vulcanicola Eb. Fisch. (Marchantiophyta: Ricciaceae)

Eugene A. Borovichev1,2 & Vadim A. Bakalin3

1 Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute of the Kola Science Center of RAS, Kirovsk, Russia
2 Institute of Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of the Kola Science Center of RAS, Apatity, Russia
3 Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia

The study of type specimen of Riccia vulcanicola Eb. Fisch. recently described from Africa (Rwanda) has revealed its identity with R. nipponica S. Hatt., the imperfectly known East Asian taxon. Two names are synonymized under R. nipponica having priority over R. vulcanicola. The present result considerable extends the known area of the species and expects its distribution in some wetter areas of Mediterranean and mountain system of equatorial and subequatorial Africa.

Боровичев Е.А., Бакалин В.А. О статусе Riccia vulcanicola Eb. Fisch. (Marchantiophyta: Ricciaceae). Изучение типа Riccia vulcanicola Eb. Fisch., недавно описанного из Африки (Руанда) вида, показало его идентичность с малоизвестным восточноазиатским R. nipponica S. Hatt., в синонимы с которым сведено первое название. Учитывая существенное расширение известного ареала R. nipponica, можно ожидать его находок также в некоторых районах Средиземноморья и горных системах экваториальной и субэкваториальной Африки.

Keywords: Riccia vulcanicola, Riccia nipponica, Ricciaceae, taxonomy, таксономия



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