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30 April 2018 The systematic position of Microlejeunea ocellata (Marchantiophyta: Lejeuneaceae), an extraordinary species endemic to Australia and New Zealand
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Microlejeunea ocellata (Herzog) Grolle was originally recognized as Rectolejeunea ocellata Herzog, a very enigmatic species known only from Australia and New Zealand. The systematic position of this species has been controversial owing to a number of interesting characters. A monospecific subgenus, Rectolejeunea subg. Notholejeunea R.M.Schust. was previously established to accommodate this species. Our molecular phylogenetic and morphological evidence reveals that this species represents a separate genus. Here we propose a new generic name, Cumulolejeunea, because recombining subg. Notholejeunea R.M.Schust. at generic rank is blocked by the earlier Notholejeunea Kuntze of 1903.

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Rui-Liang Zhu and Lei Shu "The systematic position of Microlejeunea ocellata (Marchantiophyta: Lejeuneaceae), an extraordinary species endemic to Australia and New Zealand," The Bryologist 121(2), 158-165, (30 April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-121.2.158
Received: 20 February 2018; Accepted: 23 March 2018; Published: 30 April 2018
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