Otnyukova T.N.1, Ochyra R.2 2003. On Dicranum dispersum Engelmark and D. orientale Otnyukova // Arctoa. Vol. 12: 115–116 [in English].

1 Sukachev’s Institute for Forest Research, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok, Krasnoyarsk 660036 Russia

2 Laboratory of Bryology, Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Lubicz 46, 31–512 Krakow, Poland

KEYWORDS: Dicranum dispersum, Dicranum orientale, taxonomy, nomenclature.

ABSTRACT. Two species of Dicranum, namely Dicranum dispersum Engelmark and D. orientale Otnyukova, which have recently been described as new to science from Eurasia, are considered to be conspecific. The correct name of this species is D. dispersum which antedates D. orientale by a year.

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