A reappraisal of Pylaisiopsis (Sematophyllaceae)

Tomotsugu Arikawa, Hiromi Tsubota, Masanobu Higuchi

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Pylaisiopsis (Broth.) Broth. is revised based on the molecular phylogenetic analysis and detailed morphological investigation. The genus is considered to be synonymous with Pylaisia (Hypnaceae). An older combination, Pylaisia speciosa (Mitt.) Wilson ex A. Jaeger, is selected for Pylaisiopsis speciosa (Mitt.) Broth. A description and illustrations of the species are provided. The taxonomic position of Foreauella orthothecia (Schwägr.) Dixon & P. de la Varde is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept


  • Endosporic protonemata
  • Foreauella orthothecia
  • Hypnaceae
  • Molecular phylogeny
  • Pylaisa
  • Pylaisiopsis speciosa
  • Sematophyllaceae
  • rbcL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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