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Author(s): Erzberger, P.
Title: Funaria muhlenbergii and Funaria pulchella (Funariaceae, Bryophyta) in Hungary
Year: 2002
Publication date: 2002-11-30
Volume: 33
Pages: 47-63.

Abstract: The distribution of the two moss species Funaria muhlenbergii and F. pulchella in Hungary has been established by revision of the specimens in BP. Contrary to the picture suggested by the Hungarian literature to date, F. pulchella is about as frequent as F. muhlenbergii. The records of the species are presented in two maps. Some of the morphological features useful in identification of the species are discussed and in part illustrated. The number of stomata per sporophyte is a good discriminating character that significantly differs between the two species: F. muhlenbergii has (43-)72(-101) stomata per capsule, F. pulchella (19—)31 (—42). An analysis of the collection data reveals that the two species may differ slightly in the time of ripening of the sporophyte, since on average the capsules of F. muhlenbergii open about two weeks later than those of F. pulchella.
Keywords: Hungary, taxonomy, distribution, bryophytes, Funaria, morphological characters
Subject: botany

Journal: Studia botanica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Studia bot. hung.
ISSN: 0301-7001
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Papp, B. & Matskási, I.