Ignatov M.1, Bersanova A.2, Kharzinov Z.3, Ignatova E.4 2005. Leptodontium (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta), a new genus for Caucasus // Arctoa. Vol. 14: 35–38 [in English].

1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia

2 Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, Ingush State University, Magas 386100 Russia

3 Botany Dept., Biological Faculty, Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Chernyshevskogo, 173, Nalchik 360004 Russia

4 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia

KEYWORDS: new records, Ingushetia Republic, Leptodontium, taxonomy, disjunctive distribution

ABSTRACT. Leptodontium flexifolium is reported from the Caucasus, in the Ingushetia Republic. This is a first record of this mainly tropical and subtropical genus in the Caucasus. The differences between L. flexifolium and L. styriacum are discussed and the latter species is synonymized with L. flexifolium.

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