Three new moss records from Turkey, South-West Asia and Mediterranean

Kara R., Ezer T., Gozcu M. C.

PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, vol.151, no.1, pp.92-97, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/11263504.2015.1103799
  • Journal Name: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-97


In this study, Syntrichia handelii var. ferganensis (Laz.) Ochyra, Orthotrichum pellucidum Lindb., and Mielichhoferia mielichhoferiana (Funck) Loeske are recorded for the first time in Turkey. The specimens were collected in Nide province, inner Anatolia, Turkey. Among them, S. handelii var. ferganensis is known only from Uzbekistan, where the type specimen of the taxon is stored. With this study, a new record out of the type specimen is given. S. handelii var. ferganensis and O. pellucidum are also new records for the Mediterranean and South-West Asia. The descriptions, illustrations, ecologies, distributions, and diagnostic characters of these species are presented.