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Vol. 13(3) - December 2003

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Ahonen, I., J. Muona & S. Piipo. 2003. Inferring the phylogeny of the Lejeuneaceae (Jungermanniopsida): a first appraisal of molecular data. Bryologist 106: 297–308, illus. — Monophyletic; 2 subfam.

Blφcher, R. & I. Capesius. 2002. The systematic position of the Hypopterygiaceae (Bryopsida) inferred from rps4 gene sequences. Cryptog., Bryol. 23: 191–207, illus. — Except for Cyathophorum spp monophyletic, sister to the ‘pleurocarpous’ mosses, and not within Bryales.

Boisselier-Dubayle, M.-C., J. Lambourdiθre & H. Bischler. 2002. Molecular phylogenies support multiple morphological reductions in the liverwort subclass Marchantiidae (Bryophyta). Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 24: 66–77, illus. — Molecular and morphological analyses display high degrees of incongruence; division in 3 orders not supported.

Buck, W.R., D.H. Vitt & W.M. Malcolm. 2002. Key to the genera of Australian mosses. Fl. Austral. Suppl. Ser. 14: vi, 120 pp, illus. — Many genera Malesian, illustrations mainly in colour!

Cox, C.J. & T.A.J. Hedderson. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships within the moss family Bryaceae based on chloroplast DNA evidence. J. Bryol. 25: 31–40, illus. — Brachymenium, Bryum not monophyletic.

De Winter, W.P. & V.B. Amoroso (Eds.) 2003. Cryptogams: Ferns and fern allies. Prosea 15, 2: 1–268. ISBN 90-5782-128-1. — Also contains some mosses!

Ellis, L.T. 2002. The typification, defining features and geographical range of Calymperes cougiense Besch. (Calymperaceae, Musci). Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus., London (Bot.) 32: 153–156, illus. — Most reports for Malesia erroneous; key to related taxa; neotypification, synonymy, description, notes.

Engel, J.J. 2002. Proposal to conserve the name Telaranea against Arachniopsis (Hepaticae). Taxon 51: 571–572.

Frahm, J.-P. 2003. Manual of tropical bryology. Trop. Bryol. 23: 1–195, illus. ISSN 0935-5626.

Gao, C. & Z.-L. Bai. 2001. A synoptic revision of family Jungermanniaceae (Hepaticae) in China including some taxa nova. Philipp. Scient. 38: 111–170, illus. — Some Malesian; keys.

Gao, C. & Z.-L. Bai. 2002. Lepidozia suyungii (Lepidoziaceae, Hepaticae), a new species from Southwestern China, with discussion of the species of Lepidozia in China. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 92: 191–197, illus. — Some species Malesian.

Gradstein, S.R., X.-L. He, S. Piippo & M. Mizutani. 2002. Bryophyte flora of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. LXVIII. Lejeuneaceae subfamily Ptychanthoideae (Hepaticae). Acta Bot. Fenn. 174: 1–88, illus. — 12 gen, 49 spp, 1 new; keys; synonymy, descriptions, notes.

Greven, H.C. 2003. Grimmias of the world. 247 pp, illus. in text and on CD-ROM. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5782-127-3. — Introduction; glossary; 93 taxa; regional keys; 2 pages to each taxon, one with descriptions, notes, the other with illustrations; index.

Grolle, R. & R.-L. Zhu. 2002. On Macrocolura and the subdivision of Colura (Lejeuneaceae, Hepaticae). J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 92: 181–190, illus. — Key to infrageneric taxa of Colura; checklist of accepted names.

Groth, H., et 6 al. 2003. Biogeography of Plagiochila (Hepaticae): natural species groups span several floristic kingdoms. J. Biogeogr. 30: 965–978, illus. — 11 sect recognized.

Hedenδs, L. 2002. Important complexes of intercorrelated character states in pleurocarpous mosses. Lindbergia 27: 104–121, illus. — An analysis of 87 characters.

Ho, B.C. & B.C. Tan. 2002. Additions to the moss flora of Endau Rompin National Park, Johore State, Peninsular Malaysia. Trop. Bryol. 22: 67–76, illus. — 1 new comb.

Ignatov, M.S. & S. Huttunen. 2002. Brachytheciaceae (Bryophyta) – a family of sibling genera. Arctoa 11: 245–296, illus. —New classification; 4 subfam, 41 gen (3 new), 250–350 spp; Meteoriaceae sister.

Jovet-Ast, S. 2003. Riccia des sous-genres Riccia et Ricciella rιcoltιs en Inde et en Indonιsie. Crypt., Bryol. 24: 209–228, illus. (In French, Engl. summ.). — Also Australia!: 13 spp, 2 new.

Klazenga, N. 1999. A revision of the Malesian species of Dicranoloma (Dicranaceae, Musci). Reprint of J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 87: vii, 130 pp, illus. — Paraphyletic; 15 spp in Malesia; 1 new name, 2 new comb; key; synonymy, descriptions, notes; selected specimens under taxa.

La Farge, C. 2002. Leucoloma III: A species synopsis: typification, synonymy, and excluded names. Bryologist 105: 606–624. — 131 taxa with 118 synonyms; 2 new comb.

La Farge, C., A.J. Shaw & D.H. Vitt. 2002. The circumscription of the Dicranaceae (Bryopsida) based on the chloroplast regions trnL-trnF and rps4. Syst. Bot. 27: 435–452, illus. — Polyphyletic, unless reduced to Dicranoideae, Mesotoideae, Dicranoloma group, Wardia, Leucoloma group.

Magombo, Z.L.K. 2002. New combinations and synonyms in the moss family Diphysciaceae. Novon 12: 501–503. — Diphysciaceae monotypic; 3 new comb.

Magombo, Z.L.K. 2003. The phylogeny of basal peristomate mosses: evidence from cpDNA, and implications for peristome evolution. Syst. Bot. 28: 24–38, illus. — Buxbaumiaceae, Polytrichaceae, Tetraphidaceae paraphyletic; pleated peristome plesiomorphic.

Ochyra, R. 2002. Nomenclatural changes in subfamilies of the Dicranaceae. Cryptog., Bryol. 23: 345–349.

Ochyra, R. 2003. The first recognition of the family Amblystegiaceae. J. Bryol. 25: 135–136. — Kindb., Rev. Bryol. 12 (1885) 26.

O’Shea, B.J. 2002. Checklist of the mosses of Sri Lanka. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 92: 125–164, illus. — Some taxa Malesian; not annotated, no keys.

Pedersen, N. & L. Hedenδs. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships between Bryum and supposedly closely related genera. J. Bryol. 24: 277–289, illus. — Genus, most of the subgenera and sections paraphyletic.

Pedersen, N. & L. Hedenδs. 2002. Phylogeny of the Plagiotheciaceae based on molecular and morphological evidence. Bryologist 105: 310–324, illus. — Inclusion of e.g. Catagonium, Plagiothecium, Pseudotaxiphyllum supported, e.g. Isopterygium, Taxiphyllum excluded; derived from a S temperate sp.

Piippo, S. & T. Koponen. 2003. Review of bryofloristic connections of New Guinea Island. Telopea 10: 467–476, illus.

Ramsay, H.P., W.B. Schofield & B.C. Tan. 2002. The family Sematophyllaceae (Bryopsida) in Australia. Part 1: Introduction, family data, key to genera and the genera Wijkia, Acanthorrhynchium, Trismegista and Sematophyllum. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 92: 1–50, illus. — Some taxa Malesian.

Ramsay, H.P., W.B. Schofield & B.C. Tan. 2002. The genus Taxithelium (Bryopsida, Sematophyllaceae) in Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 15: 583–596, illus. — 6 spp, 5 Malesian; key; synonymy, descriptions, notes; selected specimens geographically under taxa.

Samigullin, T.K., et 9 al. 2002. Paraphyly of bryophytes and close relationship of hornworts and vascular plants inferred from analysis of chloroplast rDNA ITS (cpITS) sequences. Arctoa 11: 31–43, illus. — Mosses monophyletic, sister to lycopods and hornworts; Takakia not a moss, but monotypic group equivalent to hornworts, liverworts, mosses.

Sass-Gyarmati, A. 2002. Ptychanthoideae (subfam. of Lejeuneaceae, Hepaticae) from Vanuatu, with the description of Caudalejeunea streimannii Gyarmati sp. n. Trop. Bryol. 22: 125–134, illus. — 18 spp, 1 new.

So, M.L. 2000. Plagiochila sect. Plagiochila (Hepaticae) in SE Asia and Melanesia, with descriptions of two new species. New Zeal. J. Bot. 38: 425–432, illus. — Key; synonymy, descriptions, notes.

So, M.L. 2001. On several little known species of Plagiochila in Australasia and the Pacific with description of Plagiochila sublyalii sp. nov. from Papua New Guinea. New Zeal. J. Bot. 39: 109–114, illus.

So, M.L. 2001. Recognized species of Plagiochila in Australasia and some island groups of the Pacific Ocean. New Zeal. J. Bot. 39: 395–421. — Checklist of 114 spp, 400 names.

So, M.L. 2002. Metzgeria (Hepaticae) in Australasia and the Pacific. New Zeal. J. Bot. 40: 603–627, illus. — 18 spp; key; synonymy, notes.

So, M.L. 2003. The genus Herbertus (Hepaticae) in Australasia and the South Pacific. Syst. Bot. 28: 12–23, illus. — 8 spp, 1 new; key; synonymy, descriptions, notes.

So, M.L. 2003. The genus Schistochila in Asia. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 93: 79–100, illus. — 9 spp; key; synonymy, notes.

Srivastava, S.C. & A. Alam. 2002. A collection of Frullania from Nilgiri with F. densiloba St. as a new record for India. J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 99: 232–237, illus. — Key to 8 Nilgiri spp, some Malesian, with some synonymy, diagnoses, notes.

Stech, M., N.A. Konstantinova & W. Frey. 2002. Molecular divergence between Treubia Goebel and Apotreubia S. Hatt. & Mizut., the two genera of the archaic liverwort class Treubiopsida (Hepaticophytina). Nova Hedw. 75: 91–100, illus. — Distinction of genera supported.

Stech, M., T. Pfeiffer & W. Frey. 2002. Molecular generic classification of the Hypopterygiaceae (Bryopsida), with the description of a new genus, Arbusculohypopterygium gen. nov. Studies in austral temperate rain forest bryophytes 10. New Zeal. J. Bot. 40: 207–221, illus.

Stotler, R.E., J.R. Bray Jr., D.C. Cargill, D. Krayesky & B.J. Crandall-Stotler. 2003. Typifications in the genus Fossombronia (Marchantiophyta). Bryologist 106: 130–142. — Some names Malesian.

Streimann, H. & N. Klazenga. 2002. Catalogue of Australian mosses. Fl. Austral., Suppl. Ser. 17: 259 pp. — Supplement to Streimann & Curnow (1989); 1074 taxa accepted, many also Malesian; synonymy.

Tan, B.C. & W.R. Buck. 2002. Pterogonidium pulchellum, a new moss record for Asia from Singapore. Fol. Malays. 3: 166–170, illus. — From S America, Caribbean.

Tan, B.C., V.T.T. Huong & B.-C. Ho. 2003. Trachycarpidium echinatum and Weissia platystegia, new to Vietnam and continental SE Asia. Cryptog., Bryol. 24: 43–47, illus. — The Trachycarpidium and Weissia so far only known from Papua New Guinea; plus another 8 taxa new to Vietnam.

Tsubota, H., et 6 al. 2002. Molecular phylogeny of hypnobryalean mosses as inferred from a large-scale dataset of chloroplast rbcL, with special reference to the Hypnaceae and possibly related families. Hikobia 13: 645–665, illus. — Hypnales, Leucodontales not monophyletic; together sister to Hookeriales; Plagiothecaceae s.s., Sematophyllaceae s.l. monophyletic; Hypnaceae, Hypnum polyphyletic.

Uribe-M., J. & S.R. Gradstein. 2003. Type studies on Frullania subgenus Meteoriopsis (Hepaticae). I. The lectotypification of the genus Frullania, F. subgen. Thyopsiella and F. subgen. Meteoriopsis, and some species transferred from subgen. Meteoriopsis to subgen. Thyopsiella. Crypt., Bryol. 24: 193–207, illus.

Vanderpoorten, A., L. Hedenδs, C.J. Cox & A.J. Shaw. 2002. Addendum to Taxon 51 (1). Taxon 51: 633. — Validation of 3 names in Amblystegiaceae.

Virtanen, V. 2003. Phylogeny of the Bartramiaceae (Bryopsida) based on morphology and rbcL, rps4, and trnL-trnF sequence data. Bryologist 106: 280–296, illus. — Monophyletic; Bartramia, Philonotis appear paraphyletic, but sample too small.

Wall, D.P. 2002. Use of the nuclear gene glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase for phylogeny reconstruction of recently diverged lineages in Mitthyridium (Musci: Calymperaceae). Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 25: 10–26, illus.

Werner, O., R.M. Ros, M.J. Cano & J. Guerra. 2002. Tortula and some related genera (Pottiaceae, Musci): phylogenetic relationships based on chloroplast rps4 sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 235: 197–207, illus.

Wu, P.-C. & M.R. Crosby. 2002. Moss flora of China. English version: 6. viii, 221 pp, illus. ISBN 7-03-010289-4/Q.1141 or 1-930723-12-1 (V.6). Science Press, Beijing, & Missouri Botanical Garden Press. — E.g. Fabroniaceae, Hookeriaceae, Hypopterygiaceae, Leskeaceae, Leucomiaceae, Symphyodontaceae, Thuidiaceae.

Zhu, R.-L. & R. Grolle. 2003. Taxonomy and distribution of Lejeunea exilis (Lejeuneaceae, Hepaticae). Ann. Bot. Fenn. 40: 101–106, illus. — Incl. Drepanoleuunea subacuta, Lejeunea lancistipula; emended description.

Zhu, R.-L. & M.-L. So. 2002. Reappraisal of Cololejeunea angustiflora, C. ciliata, C. flavicans, C. javanica, and C. mackeeana (Hepaticae, Lejeuneaceae). Bryologist 105: 431–438, illus. — C. javanica, C. mackeeana reduced to C. angustiflora, C. flavicans reinstated, C. ciliata distinct.

Zijlstra, G. 2002. Report of the Committee for Bryophyta: 7. Taxon 51: 793–794. — Proposal for conserved type for Bryum rejected.