Nyushko T.I.1, Ignatova E.A.2, Ignatov M.S.3 2008. Contribution to moss flora of the Kuril Islands (Russian Far East) // Arctoa. Vol. 17: 165–168 [in English].

1 Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics FEB RAS, Nauki Str., 1B, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 693022 Russia; ; e-mail: tatjana_05@mail.ru

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

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

KEYWORDS: mosses, Russia, Kuril Islands, new records.

ABSTRACT. The lists of moss species of smaller and rarely visited Kuril Islands are provided. The northernmost localities are revealed for Plagiothecium obtusissimum and Mnium orientale (Rasshua Island), Mielichhoferia japonica (Shiashkotan) and Dicranum hakkodense (Urup Island), and southernmost locality for Psilopilum laevigatum and Cinclidium latifolium (Onekotan Island). Some rare species are discussed.

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doi 10.15298/arctoa.17.13