Klimova K.G. & V.A. Bakalin. Two Scapania species (Scapaniaceae) newly recorded from Kamchatka

Arctoa (2017) 26: 125–131

doi: 10.15298/arctoa.26.12


Two species of Scapania (S. magadanica and S. spitsbergensis) are newly reported for the Kamchatka Peninsula from the Alney-Chashakondzha Massif (Central Kamchatka). New records of the recently described S. magadanica are the first outside the Magadan Province and expand its known distribution. Both species occur on Kamchatka Peninsula in areas of current glaciations or areas where periglacial processes were common in relatively recent past. These species were found in Kamchata without sporophytes, and in general produce sporophytes quite rarely.