J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (5): 742-750.DOI: 10.1360/aps06028

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Comparison and assessment of three East-Asian species of the genus Scapania (Hepaticae: Scapaniaceae)

1 2 3ZUO Ben-Rong, 2 1CAO Tong*, 2GUO Shui-Liang   

  1. 1 (Institute of Applied Ecology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China)

    2 (College of Life & Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China)

    3 (Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)ct1946@263.net
  • Received:2006-02-24 Published:2007-09-18

Abstract: Three East-Asian species of the hepatic genus Scapania, namely, S. parvidens Steph., S. parvitexta Steph., and S. glaucoviridis Horik., which were recently treated as one species (S. parvidens) by Potemkin, are described and typified. Examination and comparison of the types as well as representative specimens showed that these three should be treated as separate species. Descriptions with figures for each species are presented and differences among the three species are discussed in detail.

Key words: Hepaticae, Scapaniaceae, Scapania, Scapania parvidens, Scapania parvitexta, Scapania glaucoviridis, East-Asia, assessment