Ignatov M.S.1, Ignatova E.A.2, Czernyadjeva I.V.3, Goffinet B.4, Kuznetsova O.I.1, Fedosov V.E.2 2015. Afoninia, a new moss genus of Funariaceae from Transbaikalia (East Siberia, Russia) // Arctoa. Vol. 24: 14–20 [in English].
1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden, Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mails: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Moscow State University, Biological Faculty, Geobotany Dept., Moscow 119234 Russia; e-mail: email@example.com
3 V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute Rus. Acad. Sci., Prof. Popov Str., 2, St. Petersburg, 197376 Russia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 75 North Eagleville Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A. e-mail: email@example.com
KEYWORDS: Afoninia, Funariaceae, bryophytes, nrITS, trnL-F, psbA-trnH, taxonomy, phylogeny, Transbaikalia
ABSTRACT. Afoninia dahurica from the Transbaikal region of the East Siberia in Russia is described as a new species accommodated in a new genus of Funariaceae, based on molecular phylogenetic evidence from nrITS, trnL-F and psbA-trnH, that highlights the combination of strongly reduced double peristome with a well developed annulus of inflated revoluble cells. The exostome teeth are tapered to the base and attached to basal membrane with a plate that is less than one third of the cell of the endostome to which it adheres. The plant is known from few nearby localities in a xeric area of Dahuria, growing on soil near cliffs.