Ignatov M.S.1, Milyutina I.A.2 2010. On the familial position of the genus Sasaokea (Bryophyta) // Arctoa. Vol. 19: 63–68 [in English].

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

2 Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia; e-mail: iramilyutina@yandex.ru

KEYWORDS: Amblystegiaceae, ITS, Leskeaceae, mosses, Sasaokaea, trnL-F.

ABSTRACT. The monospecific East Asian genus Sasaokaea was traditionally considered as a member of the Amblystegiaceae, or sometimes Neckeraceae. Analysis of nr ITS and chloroplastic trnL-F data both indicate its position in the Leskeaceae. The morphological characters supporting this placement are discussed.

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doi 10.15298/arctoa.19.04