Ignatov M.S.1, Ignatova E.A.2, Cherdantseva V.Ya.3 2006. Oedipoium griffithianum (Oedipodiaceae, Musci) – new species and new class for Russian flora // Arctoa. Vol. 15: 211–214 [in English].

1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail: misha_ignatov@list.ru

2 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia; e-mail: arctoa@list.ru

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

KEYWORDS: Oedipodium griffithianum, new record, Russia, Sichote-Alin Mountains, Primorsky Territory, alpine belt, rare species, disjunctive distribution

ABSTRACT. Oedipodium griffithianum, a new species for Russia is found in southern Sichote-Alin Mountains. This relic species is a single representative of its genus, family and order. It grows at 1450-1640 m on acid and matamorphic rocks, in deep cracks and niches, probude both sporophytes and gennae.

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