Fedosov, V.E., O.Yu. Pisarenko, V.A. Bakalin & E.A. Ignatova. Venturiella sinensis (Erpodiaceae, Bryophyta), a new species and a new family for the moss flora of Russia

Arctoa (2016) 25: 364–368

doi: 10.15298/arctoa.25.28


Venturiella sinensis (Venturi) Müll. Hal., the species with temperate amphipacific distribution was recently found on Mt. Sinyaya (the East Manchurian Mountains, south of Primorskij Territory, the Russian Far East). The description and illustrations of the species based on the Russian specimen are provided, its ecology and distribution are considered. Though the present record of the species is not surprising, it provides a remarkable extension of the Russian moss flora as the first representative of the generally tropic family Erpodiaceae. The Manchurian mountains represent the easternmost distribution limit of several species of vascular plants and liverworts with generally southern distribution.