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8 December 2020 Reappraisal of the Hawaiian Glossadelphus (Symphyodontaceae)
Wonhee Kim, Hiroyuki Akiyama, James R. Shevock
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Hawaiian mosses identified as members of the genus Glossadelphus by morphological features were examined using two molecular markers (ITS1&2 and trnL-F). Three species of Glossadelphus (G. acutifolius, G. chrysobasilaris, and G. limnobioides) as well as Phyllodon lingulatus and Ectropothecium zollingeri collected from Kauai Island, Hawaii Islands were included in this study. Our analyses showed that all samples of G. acutifolius, G. irroratus and G. limnobioides formed a monophyletic clade with Ectropothecium species. Present results confirmed the synonymy of G. baldwinii with Phyllodon lingulatus. In addition, Glossadelphus chrysobasilaris was revealed to be a member of the genus Symphyodon (Symphyodontaceae) and new combination, S. crhysobasilaris (Broth.) W.Kim & H.Akiyama is therefore proposed.

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Wonhee Kim, Hiroyuki Akiyama, and James R. Shevock "Reappraisal of the Hawaiian Glossadelphus (Symphyodontaceae)," The Bryologist 123(4), 611-616, (8 December 2020).
Received: 4 August 2020; Accepted: 30 September 2020; Published: 8 December 2020
bryophyte taxonomy
Hawaii Islands
Kauai Island
Oahu Island
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