Ignatov M.S.1, Suzuki T.2, Cherdantseva V.Ya.3 2007 Fissidens hyalinus (Fissidentaceae, Bryophyta), a new species for Russia // Arctoa. Vol. 16: 123–126 [in English].

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

2 6480-3 Takasago-cho, Shimada-shi, Shizuoka-ken 427-0054 Japan; e-mail: tad@ca2.so-net.ne.jp

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

KEYWORDS: New records, Fissidens hyalinus, Russian Far East, Primorsky Territory, rare species, disjunctive distribution

ABSTRACT. Fissidens hyalinus has been found in Russian Far East, Primorsky Territory (‘Vladivostok area’). This is the northernmost locality of the species which was known previously in Asia from China and Japan to Malesia (and penetrates also to Northern Australia) and disjunct in Eastern North America. As many other species of the genus, F. hyalinus grows on somewhat disturbed soil along roads in forest and meadows. Only sterile plants were found, that are very small, making the species inconspicous and, likely, easily overlooked by collectors.

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