Studies in the liverwort family Metzgeriaceae (Metzgeriales) from southern Africa. 2. The African species

Nonkululo Phephu, Jacques van Rooy


Of the seven species that occur in southern Africa, Metzgeria quadrifaria and M. saxbyi are endemic to mainland Africa and M. madagassa and M. nudifrons are also known from the East African Islands. Metzgeria madagassa and M. quadrifaria are described, illustrated and distribution maps provided. Metzgeria nudifrons is newly reported from Gauteng and M. saxbyi from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces of South Africa. Updated distribution maps are provided.


Plant diversity research; Metzgeriaceae; southern Africa

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