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Abstract: The author summarizes his very own memories to Jan-Peter Frahm reaching from the late 1980s until today. It also provides an insight why Frahmia, as a new bryological online journal was created..
Abstract: The bryophyte flora of Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan was investigated in 2008 and 2009. A detailed list consisting 62 genera with 94 species is given. Bruchia flexuosa is reported for the second time in Japan.
Abstract: Fissidens brevinervis Broth. was found in Bangalore, Karnataka, India in 2013. It’s the first record for India and extends the distribution range of this species that was only known so far from China and Indonesia. A brief summary of the current status of the bryophyte flora of Bangalore and the Fissidens species of India are provided.
Abstract: The present study is aimed mainly to document the diversity of genus Bryum Hedw. in Peninsular India. During the revision of the genus 26 taxa are distributed in four states (Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu) and one union territory (Goa) of Western Ghats, whereas 8 species reported from 3 states (Andhra Pradesh, parts of Odisha and Tamil Nadu) of Eastern Ghats. Bryum tuberosum Mohamed & Damanhuri is reported for the first time from Shimoga district of Karnataka and B. wightii Mitt. from Munnar (Idukki district) of Kerala.
Abstract: This article presents the diversity of Bryophytes of the lowlands and midlands of the Calicut (Kozhikode) district of Kerala in the Peninsular India. It provides a list of 57 species, mainly from the thickly populated areas.
Abstract: This article presents the Moss (Bryophyta) diversity of Thusharagiri hills in the Western Ghats of Kozhikode district, Kerala, India. A total of 32 species were recorded from a small evergreen patch.
Abstract: The present study is intended primarily to report the diversity of genus Fossombronia Raddi in Nilgiri hills (India). Only 4 species, Fossombronia cristula Austin, F. himalayensis Kashyap, F. pusilla (L.) Dumort., and F. wondraczekii (Corda) Dumort. ex Lindb. have been collected during the recent investigation. Earlier describe species, F. foreaui Udar et Srivastava, from these hills was not found in the few recent collections hence its details is not included in this study.
Abstract: During a small trip in 2002, a total of 24 species of liverworts, both terrestrial and epiphytic, were collected from Tawang and are being described here including Frullania rhystocolea Herzog as new to India and Blasia pusilla L. as new to Arunachal Pradesh, making the first ever recorded account of liverworts of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
Abstract: This article is an effort to admire the attainments of Professor Suresh Chandra Srivastava in the field of Indian Bryology.
Abstract: During the exploration of the bryophyte flora of Karnataka, India, 2 species belonging to the family of Bruchiaceae, Trematodon longicollis and Trematodon schmidii, were found. Both species are illustrated. An overview about all the 10 species of Bruchiaceae in India, inclusive a key, short description and line drawings are provided
Abstract: Exormotheca ceylonensis, a critically endangered species is reported from Kerala and is described with Photograps.
Abstract: Bryophytes are small non-vascular plants which are very sensitive to narrow variations in environmental conditions and can be considered to be useful bioindicators of local environmental conditions. Althogh their growth is encouraged by constant wetness, stem growth is a vigorous measure which can work as a good proxy for local microclimatic conditions. This is important when faced with the predicted climate change in the Caatinga. Our aim is to validate a trait which is easy to measure and which can act as a local condition proxy in monitoring changes in harsh environments. Based on the Generalized Linear Model (GLM), gametophyte length vs. soil depth, and descriptive statistics, we evaluated the vigor of length measurements as a proxy for local conditions in harsh environments. Soil depth varied as expected for both shallow and deep soil islands. Gametophyte’s length is a trait with high variability in the moss under study and such variation is not correlated with soil depth. The distribution of length values was more aggregated in Campylopus pilifer, with stem length being higher than that seen in the literature for most of the selected gametophytes. We found that length is a poor predictor trait of local conditions in harsh environments. However, our results suggest that soil island can act as proof of harsh environments given that C. pilifer, a pioneer moss, possessed stems which were higher than expected
Abstract: During the exploration of the bryoflora of Karnataka, India one new species of Physcomitrium was discovered and described as new species. Furthermore a synopsis of the family in India, represented by 4 genera, including 13 species of Entosthodon, 7 species of Funaria, 1 species of Loiseaubryum and 12 species of Physcomitrium is given. Funaria excurrentinervis, F. sinuatolimbata, F. subimmarginata, and F. pulchra are transferred to the genus Entosthodon.
Abstract: A total of 30 taxa of bryophytes are reported for the first time from Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India, including 10 taxa as new to Arunachal Pradesh.
Abstract: Leaf-born gemmae have been detected in specimens of Syntrichia virescens from Northwest Germany. This feature is not mentioned or even denied to exist in most of the recent European bryological literature. This paper provides a short description and illustrations of the gemmae.
Abstract: During field trips in Madeira 2018, 173 bryophyte taxa were collected. The list of the taxa and the location of collection is given. Platyhypnidium torrenticola, so far only know from the Canary Islands, was also found. An illustration and comments on this peculiar plant are provided.
Abstract: 706 species of liverworts and 16 of hornworts are reported from Ecuador; a further twenty species are listed as doubtful. Endemism in the country is about 6%. For each accepted species, distribution within the country (by province) and elevational range is given. The disproportionate numbers of provincial records indicate that the exploration of the country is still incomplete, with exception perhaps of the Galápagos Islands.
Abstract: During the exploration of the bryoflora of the Philippines one new, propagule bearing species of Pseudotaxiphyllum was discovered. The taxon is described and illustrated as P. annii. The relation to other propagule bearing taxa of the P. pohliaecarpum – complex is discussed. The critical review of recent works on Psuedotaxiphyllum, together with the current study led to a species concept based on propagule morphology, recognizing 6 species in East and Southeast Asia.
Abstract: Jungermannia obcordata Lehm. & Lindenb. was published 1834 by Lehmann and transferred to Frullania in Synopsis Hepaticarum 1845. Yuzawa (1988) transferred 4 species as synonyms sub Frullania caulisequa (Nees) Mont., among them Frullania obcordata (Lehm. & Lindenb.) Lehm. & Lindenb. probably without having seen the type of Frullania caulisequa. The examinations of the types of Frullania obcordata (hb GLM) and Frullania caulisequa (hb STR) clearly proved both to be different. All specimens named since 1988 probably belong to Frullania obcordata, not to Frullania caulisequa and have to be re-checked. New synonyms of both species are provided and all synonyms known to us are listed. The lobuli of Frullania caulisequa indicate that it is close eto Frullania curvilobula Schäf.-Verw., D.F.Peralta & S.M.Siqueira. For F. caulisequa and allied species (“Diastaloba IV”) the new subgenus Caulisequa is proposed.
Abstract: Frullania dasyueshanensis sp. nov. is described from Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation area and other localities in Taiwan. The new species was collected in mountain rainforests between 2230 and 2650 meter. It differs from all known Frullania species in Taiwan by its clavate-cylindrical terete perianth and can be clearly distinguished from the similar Frullania bhutanensis S.Hatt. in its overall smaller size, the large size of the lobules compared to the lobes and and the rounded, not appendiculate dorsal base of leaf lobe; Frullania sphaerantha S.Hatt. from India is best distinguished from the new species by smaller lobules compared with the lobes and the widely pyriform perianth with short beak. Frullania sinosphaerantha S.Hatt. et P.J.Lin is considered to be synonymous with Frullania bhutanensis. A key for Asian Frullania species with terete perianths is provided.
Abstract: During a sightseeing trip to North Korea the author was able to collect a few bryophyte samples. Altogether 14 mosses and 1 liverwort was discovered at 2 collection sites.
Abstract: More then 30 years ago, J.-P. Frahm prepared a manuscript about African Campylopoideae collected by the editing author. As his comments are valuable till today and due to current studies on African Campylopoideae by the editing author, this manuscript is more or less unchanged published in its original form.
Abstract: A moss at the shore of a subalpine pond on the Marojezy Mountain summit plateau, Madagascar, proved to be a cucullate variant of Campylopus cuspidatus (Hornsch.) Mitt., a species hitherto known only from the Neotropics. As it differs in several features from Campylopus cuspidatus var. dicnemioides (Müll.Hal.) J.-P.Frahm, it is described as ssp. frahmii.
Abstract: From the rich collections made by Patricia Geissler in Madagascar one taxon of Lepidoziaceae proved to be new to science: Bazzania decrescens (Lehm. et Lindenb.) Trevis. ssp. ambahatrae Gyarmati et Pócs ssp. nov. and here validly published.
Abstract: Anisothecium rotundatum Broth. (= Dicranella rotundata [Broth.] Takaki) is newly combined under Diobelonella, and the latter genus is reported from Taiwan for the first time. Description of the plants from Taiwan along with photo plates and line drawings of the stem and leaf cross sections of the genera Diobelonella and Dichodontium are provided. Dicranella papua-palustris from Papua New Guinea is considered to be a synonym of Diobelonella rotundata.
Abstract: The checklist of bryophytes reported in the literature for the department of Boyacá (Colombia) is presented. For the territory, 849 species of bryophytes are accepted (6 hornworts, 330 liverworts, 513 mosses) distributed in 295 genera and 102 families. For each name, the source or origin of the report is cited. The information included in this catalog was based on the catalogs or lists of bryophyte species in which specimens located in the department of Boyacá are referenced. Also included is a list of 198 names that correspond to synonyms and 15 questionable records. Campylopus, Frullania, Plagiochila, Fissidens and Metzgeria were the genera with the highest number of species. Lejeuneaceae, Pottiaceae, Brachytheciaceae and Hypnaceae were the families with the highest number of genera, while Lejeuneaceae, Leucobryaceae, Bartramiaceae, Pottiaceae and Lepidoziaceae were the families with the highest number of species. The information available for the region that reported 527 species in the catalog of plants and lichens of Colombia is updated..
Abstract: The knowledge on the bryoflora of Fiji is far from complete and available literature is but a handful of accounts from scattered locations. The region of Emalu, is a remote location along the transitional zone of central Viti Levu that is botanically under-collected with no historical citations at all about cryptogamic plants. Provided here is an annotated checklist and the first accounts of mosses, liverworts, and hornwort collections from the area. Specimens were collected from six different types of substrates and then processed for drying, preservation and identification. The collection resulted to a total of nine species of hornworts assigned to four genera and three families; 166 species of liverworts assigned to 57 genera and 22 families; 59 species of mosses assigned to 44 genera and 22 families. Substrate and distribution descriptions are provided as part of the annotated checklist.
Abstract: Plagiochila subtropica is reported for the first time for the bryophyte flora of Taiwan. A morphological description and figures based on Taiwanese plants are provided.
Abstract: The following liverwort species are reported new to Ethiopia: Cololejeunea diaphana A. Evans var. diaphana, Cololejeunea jamesii (Austin) M.E. Reiner & Pócs, Cololejeunea microscopica (Tayl.) Schiffn., Cololejeunea tenuiparietata Tixier, Colura berghenii Jov.-Ast., Microlejeunea nyandaruensis Pócs, and Lejeunea flava (Sw.) Nees.
Abstract: Frullania azureomontana is described and illustrated from elfin forest of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. It stands out by distant lobules (subgen. Diastaloba s.l.), relatively small size, and dispersed ocelli in leaf lobes, gynoecia and androecia. The only member of subgen. Diastaloba in the Neotropics with dispersed ocelli in leaf lobes so far known is Frullania vitalii Yuzawa & S.Hatt. from Brazil which differs in several details: smaller size, leaves and branches slightly incurved when dry, differently shaped underleaves often with 1-2 blunt teeth along outer margin, ocelli also in leaf lobules, and different ecology. For Frullania vitalii, ocelli are firstly reported from underleaves and androecia.
Abstract: 70 years ago Prof. Van der Wijk (GRO) made a small epiphyllous collection on Bukit Timah hill, in a primary lowland rainforest reserve near the town center of Singapore. The material was sent by Dr. B.O. van Zanten to me for identification. In the epiphyllous collection 6 liverwort species were present of which two, Cololejeunea perakensis Tixier and Leptolejeunea truncatifolia Steph. proved to be new for the bryoflora of Singapore.
Abstract: A published (literature) and unpublished herbarium data-based checklist of Mount Apo Volcanic Complex (MAVC) mosses is presented. Geographic coverage includes Mount Apo, Mount Talomo and Mount Sibulan. The list is alphabetically organised by species and infraspecific taxon, with the accepted names appearing in bold italic type. Synonyms and misapplied names which are limited primarily to the names used for Philippine mosses in the latter part of the twentieth century, follow the accepted name in paragraph style. A systematic synopsis of genera and families for MAVC moss flora is presented. A bibliography of supporting references is included.
Abstract: Bazzania species that look similar to B. subtilis which were collected by the first and third author in the Philippines are described and illustrated. Amongst these specimens B. acanonista and B. globuliformis were described as new to sience. Furthermore B. herzogiana, B. sikkimensis, B. vittata, and B. wiltensii, mentioned by other authors for their similarity with B. subtilis are also included. The critical comparison with herbarium specimens stored under, named or synonymized with B. subtilis resulted in the separation of the newly described B. acanoserrata, B. helgana, B. helgana var. minor, B. palmatifidoides, and B. reicheliana. In addition, B. indigenarum, B. palmatifida, and B. pulchella were studied and found to be species worthy of recognition.
Abstract: 62 epiphyllous species were identified from the collections made at the end of last century by Erzsébet Fráter (VBI), Gabriella Kis (EGR) and Trẩn Ninh (VNU). 56 of them were liverworts and 6 mosses. The material contained 2 species: Cololejeunea pacifica Pócs and Cololejeunea pseudoserrata Tixier new to Vietnam, and a number new to different provinces or recorded before only from one Vietnamese locality. The species identity of Clolejeunea serrulata Steph. is re-established. The distribution of some species was analysed, mapped or illustrated.
Abstract: This study brought a list of 100 bryophyte species divided into 13 orders, 36 families, and 60 genera. Bryofloral environments displayed invertebrates, predominantly arthropods, which included 21 orders and 86 species from 64 families. The observed invertebrates were residents, passersby, or transitory over bryophyte-covered areas. This study, conducted from August to October, covered an elevation range of 800 to 2000 meters. The correlation (r) between bryophytes and insects along altitudinal habitats was non-significant and negative (r = -0.1328). The Shannon-Weiner Index of 3.34 and 3.78 for bryophytes and invertebrates, indicated good diversity, and Simpson's Index of 0.0332 and 0.0233 showed high diversity and were evenly distributed with Equitability Index of 0.93 and 0.9357 for bryophytes and invertebrates, respectively.
Abstract: The rare neotropical liverwort Frullania dulimensis has been detected for the first time with perianths in Costa Rica, representing the first record for Central America. So far, it was known from the type from Colombia and a second collection from Jamaica. Description and photographs of gynoecia and perianths are provided.
Abstract: Gottfried Schwab, known to many as an outstanding expert of the alpine moss flora (many important finds were made by him), died on 22.10.2022 in Michelstadt. In this well illustrated obituary his life and especially his byrological activities are appreciated.
Gottfried Schwab, den viele als hervorragenden Kenner der Alpenmoosflora kennen (viele wichtige Funde stammen von ihm), ist am 22.10.2022 in Michelstadt gestorben - nicht zu verwechseln mit dem Dichter und Schriftsteller Gottfried Schwab (1851-1903) aus Darmstadt. Wir haben in ihm nicht nur einen ausgezeichneten Mooskenner mit einem riesigen Wissen, sondern auch einen lieben Freund verloren.
Abstract: Ten moss species are reported from the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The species comprises of Calymperes porrectum, Leucobryum sanctum, Ectropothecium arcuatum, Vesicularia inflectens, Himantocladium implanum, Homaliodendron flabellatum, Thamnobryum ellipticum, Thamnobryum sublatifolium, Clastobryum cuculligerum and Thuidium samoanum. These are represented in the families: Calymperaceae, Dicranaceae, Hypnaceae, Neckeraceae, Sematophyllaceae, and Thuidiaceae. All ten specimens are deposited as permanent voucher collections at the SUVA herbarium, in Fiji.
Abstract: Frullania hohenesteri is described and illustrated from Santa Catarina, South Brazil. It belongs to the subgenus Trachycolea sect. Irregulares because of its peculiar flattened and smooth perianth with two lateral keels. This unique feature makes it unmistakable among Neotropical or New World Frullania species, and it represents the first record of sect. Irregulares for the New World. The new species is compared with members of sect. Irregulares, previously known only from Australasia and New Guinea. Frullania patula is excluded from sect. Irregulares, and F. morobensis is considered doubtful to belong here.
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