Taxonomic notes on Macromitrium catharinense (Bryopsida) with its new synonyms

22 April 2019

Li, Dan Dan; guo, shuiliang; Fang, Yan Ming

Macromitrium catharinense Paris is a little known moss of the family Orthotrichaceae reported from Brazil. In the present paper, Macromitrium catharinense is re-evaluated taxonomically, including the new synonymizations of M. drewii H. Rob. from Ecuador and M. catharinense var. gracilius (Müll. Hal.) Paris from Brazil. The phenetic relationships between M. catharinense and other closely related species of Macromitrium from Brazil and Ecuador are also discussed.