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1 December 2014 Tortula randii (Pottiaceae) New for Slovakia and Comments on Its Distinction from Tortula cernua
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Müller, F. 2014. Tortula randii (Pottiaceae) new for Slovakia and comments on its distinction from Tortula cernua. — Herzogia 27: 413–417.

The rare moss Tortula randii(Desmatodon randii) is reported as new for Slovakia from the area of a travertine spring in the district of Levoča. The species grows here in the halophilous community Scorzonero parviflorae-Juncetum gerardii together with other halophilous vascular plants and mosses.

General distribution and habitat preferences of the species are summarized. Sometimes, especially from North American bryologists, T. randii is treated as a synonym of T. cernua. Based on literature reports and field observations, T. randii is distinct and worthy of species recognition.

Frank Müller "Tortula randii (Pottiaceae) New for Slovakia and Comments on Its Distinction from Tortula cernua," Herzogia 27(2), 413-417, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.13158/heia.27.2.2014.413
Accepted: 1 September 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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