Bakalin, V.A., Z. Manvelidze, D. Kharazishvili & N. Memiadze. A small collection of hepatics from Adjara, Georgia
Arctoa (2013) 22: 125-130
A study of a small hepatics collection gathered in 2013 in Adjara (Colchis forest zone in Georgia) revealed 47 species of liverworts and 3 of hornworts. The compiled checklist provides data for each species on the presence of generative structures and vegetative propagules, altitudinal range of distribution, habitat, and the list of accompanying taxa. Seven species (Chiloscyphus fragilis, Cololejeunea calcarea, Frullania jackii, Jubula hutchinsiae ssp. caucasica, Liochlaena subulata, Metzgeria temperata, Plectocolea infusca) are new for Georgia. Plectocolea infusca var. memiadzei Bakalin var. nov. is described basing on materials from Mtirala National Park and is characterized, in comparison with var. infusca, by more numerous and smaller grayish oil-bodies, not filling the cell lumen, a lower perigynium and specific distribution pattern. The morphological description and illustrations of the new taxon are provided.