Ignatov, M.S. & O.I. Kuznetsova. On the taxonomy of MyurellaPlatydictya complex (Plagiotheciaceae, Bryophyta)

Arctoa (2011) 20: 239-246

Recently collected specimens of poorly known Siberian taxa of Plagiotheciaceae were studied for DNA sequence data, nuclear ITS1-2 and chloroplastic trnL-F, and morphology. This study has revealed that Bardunovia baicalensis and Myurella acuminata belong to one species which is better to classify in the genus Platydictya, as P. acuminata (Lindb. & Arnell) Ignatov, comb. nov. The Yakutian plants of Platydictya jungermannioides are also discussed and illustrated.