Bakalin V.A.1, Cherdantseva V.Ya.1, Gorobets K.V.2, Harpel J.3 2005. Contributions to the knowledge on liverworts of Sakhalin Island (West Pacific) // Arctoa. Vol. 14: 143–154 [in English].

1 Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Stoletiya Vladivostoka Avenue, 159, Vladivostok 690022 Russia

2 Laboratory of Chemotaxonomy, Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry FEB RAS, Stoletiya av., 159, Vladivostok 690022 Russia

3 Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, Canada, e-mail: wjharpel@earthlink.net

KEYWORDS: new records, hepatics, Sakhalin, Russian Far East, biodiversity, phytogeography

ABSTRACT. There are data on the distribution and ecology of 72 species of liverworts of Sakhalin Island. Thirty four species of liverworts have been reported for the first time from the territory of Sakhalin. Among those three species (Isopaches bicrenatus, Nardia assamica, Orthocaulis binsteadii) are new to the south of the Russian Far East, one (Crossocalyx hellerianus) is new for East Asia, and one (Mylia nuda) is new to Russia. This is the first data on liverworts from the northern part of the island.

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