Borovichev E.A.1,2, Konstantinova N.A.1, Andrejeva E.N.3 2012. The genus Sauteria Nees (Cleveaceae, Marchantiophyta) in Russia // Arctoa. Vol. 21: 181–188 [in English].

1 Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden, Kola Sci. Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirovsk-6, Murmansk Province 184256 Russia; e-mails: borovichyok@mail.ru , nadya50@list.ru

2 Institute of the Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of the Kola Science Center of RAS, Apatity, Murmansk Provinсe, 184209, Russia

3 St. Petersburg, Russia; е-mail: SPb.Elena@list.ru

KEYWORDS: Sauteria, liverworts, phytogeography, taxonomy.

ABSTRACT. The genus Sauteria (Nees) Nees has been revised in Russia. All specimens of Sauteria from Russia are referred to S. alpina. Morphological description, ecology and a distribution map of the species are provided. Differences from similar species are discussed. Most features considered earlier as important for distinguishing species of Sauteria are shown to be highly variable and cannot be used as diagnostics in intrageneric systematics. Sauteria japonica (Shimizu & S. Hatt.) S. Hatt. is synonymized with S. alpina (Nees) Nees.

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