Check List 14(5): 763-769, doi: 10.15560/14.5.763
Species diversity of the genus Riccia L. (Marchantiales, Ricciaceae) in Maranhão state, Brazil
expand article infoJosé Augusto dos Santos Silva, Rozijane S. Fernandes, Denise Pinheiro Costa§
‡ Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Chapadinha, Brazil§ Jardin Botanico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ricciaceae is a little-known liverwort family in northeastern Brazil. Fieldwork in 4 localities in Maranhão state yielded 4 species of Riccia, with 2 taxa, R. mauryana and R. weinionis, representing new state records. This paper describes the species diversity of the genus Riccia in Maranhão state, and provides descriptions, ecological notes, and illustrations for each species.
Biodiversity; bryophytes; Cerrado; liverworts; Northeastern Brazil; riparian forest; taxonomy