Sematophyllum substrumulosum (Musci, Sematophyllaceae), new for the Belgian Flora

Citation
D. De Beer et T. Arts, Sematophyllum substrumulosum (Musci, Sematophyllaceae), new for the Belgian Flora, BELG J BOT, 133(1-2), 2000, pp. 15-20
Citations number
12
Language
OLANDESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences
Journal title
BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
ISSN journal
0778-4031 → ACNP
Volume
133
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
15 - 20
Database
ISI
SICI code
0778-4031(2000)133:1-2<15:SS
Abstract
Sematophyllum substrumulosum (Musci, Sematophyllaceae), new for the Belgian flora. - Sematophyllum substrumulosum was found in 1998 as an epiphyte on a willow in Kapellen (province of Antwerp), near the Dutch border, the firs t record for the species in Belgium. This mediterranean and Macaronesian sp ecies occurs as far north as the southwest of France and was recently disco vered in western England. The plant is described and illustrated and is pro ved to be very similar to specimens from southern Europe. Its ecology, as w ell as the differences with other members of the genus, with Rhynchostegium confertum and Hypnum spec, are outlined. A distribution map is given for E urope and Macaronesia. It is concluded that the species is not an introduct ion, but that it may have been neglected.