Kati Pihlaja, Riikka Juutinen, Tapani Sallantaus, Kimmo Syrjänen, Rudi Zielman, Michael Lüth, Esa Ervasti, Tuomo Kuitunen, Kristian Hassel, Kjell Ivar Flatberg, Richard Åkesson, Eva Mikulášková, Pia Kangas, Antje Neumann
Lindbergia 2022 (1), (22 February 2022) https://doi.org/10.25227/linbg.01158
KEYWORDS: excursion, Finland, Lapland, Nordic Bryological Society, Sphagnum, aapa mire
The Nordic Bryological Society held its Annual meeting and excursion from 5 to 9 August 2019 in Sodankylä, Kittilä and Kolari in northern Finland. The excursion was attended by twenty-one participants. Special emphasis was given to boreal aapa mires and their Sphagnum species. A multitude of Sphagnum species typical to the area was encountered. Also, Red Listed species of meso- and eutrophic flark fens were discovered, e.g. Hamatocaulis vernicosus, H. lapponicus, Meesia longiseta, Schistochilopsis grandiretis and Moerckia flotoviana. Sphagnum annulatum, S. flexuosum, S. divinum, Heterogemma laxa and Scapania umbrosa were collected for the first time from Kittilän Lappi biogeographical province. Sphagnum annulatum, S. divinum, Campylium laxifolium, Pohlia sphagnicola, Gymnocolea borealis and Heterogemma laxa were collected for the first time from Sompion Lappi biogeographical province. In total, 54 records of Red Listed species were made.