CAN GÖZCÜ, M., G. UYAR, M. ÖREN, T. EZER & M. ALATAŞ. 2018. The bryophyte flora of the Samanli Mountains (Sakarya, Kocaeli, Yalova, Bursa) in North-West Turkey

Arctoa (2019) 28: 58–74

doi: 10.15298/arctoa.28.07


The present study was performed on the Samanli Mountains, which is extending from Sakarya province to Yalova province, in North-West Turkey. During this study, eight field trips were organized to the research area at different seasons between the years 2013 and 2016. Throughout these studies, with an examination of 3630 bryophyte specimens collected from 189 stations, together with 2 from Anthocerotophyta (hornworts), 61 from Marchantiophyta (liverworts), 306 from Bryophyta (mosses), in total 369 specific and infraspecific taxa, belonging to 70 families and 156 genera, have been identified. According to grid square system of Turkey which was adopted by Henderson, 68 taxa for A1 square and 24 taxa for A2 square are new records. Among them, Fissidens curvatus Hornsch., Thamnobryum neckeroides (Hook.) E.Lawton, Plagiothecium neckeroideum Schimp. and Riccia beyrichiana Hampe were recorded for the second time in Turkey. In addition, the present paper reports the first records of Cephaloziella massalongi (Spruce) Müll.Frib, which has been classified as rare (R) in the Red data book of European bryophytes, and Scapania scandica (Arnell et H.Buch) Macvicar in Turkey. Some morphological features, the ecological characteristics and the distribution map of the species are given, along with photographs of diagnostic details.