Goffinet, B.1 2002. Orthotrichum sprucei Mont. (Musci), a European endemic discovered in Kazakhstan // Arctoa. Vol. 11: 27–30 [in English].

1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 75 North Eagleville Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, 06269-3043 USA; e-mail: goffinet@uconn.edu

KEYWORDS: Orthotrichum sprucei, new records, Asia, Kazakhstan, disjunctive distribution, phytogeography.

ABSTRACT. Orthotrichum sprucei is reported new to Asia based on several populations sampled on Poplar in Alma-Ata Oblast, Kazakhstan. The recent report of an eastward disjunction of this species historically known only from oceanic parts of Western Europe is here confirmed and widened. Morphological characters of these populations are described and illustrated.

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