Check List 17(5): 1403-1419, doi: 10.15560/17.5.1403
First floristic study on epiphyllous bryophytes of the state Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia
expand article infoElizabeth Pesiu, Muhammad Syafiq Sarimi, Nor Aishah Shafie, Chin Wen Koid, Maziah Ghazaly, Nik Norhazrina§, Tamás Pócs|, Gaik Ee Lee
‡ Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia§ Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia| Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary
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A floristic exploration was carried out of the epiphyllous bryophytes in Mount Tebu Forest Reserve, in the state of Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Epiphyllous liverworts are reported for the first time from Terengganu. A total of 54 species from 18 genera and seven families of epiphyllous bryophytes were discovered, and of these, 43 liverworts are newly reported from Terengganu. The largest family is represented by Lejeuneaceae, with 44 species (81%) from 12 genera, and the largest genus is Cololejeunea, with 15 species (28%). Most of the species (43 spp., 69%) have an Indo-Pacific distribution.

Bryophytes, Marchantiophyta, epiphylls, biodiversity, phytogeography, Malaysia, taxonomy