Zygodon Hook. ex Taylor a new record to Libya.

Original article


Youssef SG, Khaled SA, Hamad RB.

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Egypt.

Pak J Biol Sci. 2009 Dec 15;12(24):1571-5.


A new epiphytic moss, Zygodon catarinoi C. Garcia, F. Lara, Sérgio and Sim-Sim, was recorded from Libya for the first time. The new species is characterized by ovate to elliptic gemmae, narrowly lanceolate, loosely erect leaves, the abaxial surface of the costae in the distal 1/3-1/2 of the leaf covered with forked papillae, leaf lamina bistratose, rudimentary peristome and with cucullate smooth calyptra. This study is to collected the genus Zygodon growing on trunks of some trees in Al-Jebel Al-Akhdar (Libya) throughout the winter season (January-March, 2007) and May 2008, in order to revision the genus in Libya. The taxa moss flora of Libya after this record became 108.

Keywords: Zygodon Hook. ex Taylor a new record to Libya.

Link/DOI: http://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=pjbs.2009.1571.1575&org=11