Check List 13(1): e19641, doi: 10.15560/13.1.2039
The genus Gertrudiella Broth. (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) in Paraguay
expand article infoSoledad Jimenez, Guillermo M. Suárez§
‡ Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste (IBONE-CONICET-UNNE), Argentina§ Unidad Ejecutora Lillo, CONICET – Fundación Miguel Lillo, Miguel Lillo 251, San Miguel de Tucumán (4000), Tucumán, Argentina., Argentina
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As part of a study of the bryophytes of South America, some samples collected in Paraguay were identified as Gertrudiella uncinicoma, a species of Pottiaceae characterized by the presence of a well-developed central strand and a thick-walled hyalodermis on the stem, lanceolate leaves, laminal cells ventrally mammillose, and several rows of guides cells at the transverse section of the costae. This work represents the first record of the genus from Paraguay. A complete description, ecological comments, illustrations in optical and scanning electron microscopy, and a distribution map are presented.
Barbula uncinicoma; Boquerón; Gertrudiella validinervis; hyalodermis