Bakalin V.A.1, Cherdantseva V.Ya.1, Ignatov M.S.2, Ignatova E.A.3, Nyushko T.I.4 2009. Bryophyte flora of the South Kuril Islands (East Asia) // Arctoa. Vol. 18: 69–114 [in English].

1 Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Stoletiya Vladivostoka Avenue, 159, Vladivostok 690022 Russia; e-mail:

2 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail:

3 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia; e-mail:

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

KEYWORDS: bryoflora, mosses, hepatics, Kuril Islands, East Asia, phytogeography.

ABSTRACT. The annotated list of 217 hepatics and 380 mosses that were revealed in the South Kuril Islands, including Simushir, Urup, Chirpoi, Iturup, Kunashir, and Shikotan is presented. This is the local bryophyte flora with the highest number of species in Russia. Many species of mosses are reported for the first time from Russia, including Glossadelphus ogatae, Philonotis turneriana, Leptodictyum mizushimae, etc. Two new varieties, Nardia geoscyphus (De Not.) Lindb. var. dioica Bakalin and Plectocolea flagellata S. Hatt. var. kurilensis Bakalin are described.

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doi 10.15298/arctoa.18.03