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Published: 2024-05-22
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Fissidens bassilae (Fissidentaceae, Musci), a new species from Africa

Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale; Université d’Abomey-Calavi; Abomey-Calavi; Benin
Institut de Systématique; Evolution; Biodiversité; MNHN; Sorbonne Université; 42 rue Buffon 75005 Paris; France
Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale; Université d’Abomey-Calavi; Abomey-Calavi; Benin
Griffensteijnseplein 23; NL-3703 BE Zeist; the Netherlands
Benin bryophytes taxonomy


Fissidens bassilae sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Benin­­. This terrestrial species is characterized by large cells, persistent protonemata and limbidia restricted to the vaginant laminae of some perichaetial leaves. The similar Asian-Australian F. flabellulus Thwaites & Mitt. var. flabellulus has smaller cells, all leaves elimbate and lacks persistent protonemata. The new species belongs to Fissidens subg. Polypodiopsis.



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