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25 May 2022 Encalypta sylvatica, a new species of Encalyptaceae from northern China
Fengjiao Shen, Lin Li, Shuo Shi, Jiancheng Zhao
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Encalypta sylvatica F.J.Shen & J.C.Zhao is a new species found in northern China. This new species is distinguished from other species of the genus Encalypta Hedw. by 1) leaves oblong-ovate to oblong-ligulate, obtuse at the apex, with cells of the upper and median leaf having stellate papillae on the cell walls; 2) calyptra having a smooth surface with basal margins that are somewhat irregular; 3) peristome comprised of a single layer, and an absent preperistome. The distinctiveness of E. sylvatica was assessed by molecular phylogenetic analysis of the rps4 gene sequences. Encalypta sylvatica constitutes a new species under the Gen-Morph species concept and phylogenetic species concept based on its distinctive morphology and phylogenetic isolation.

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Fengjiao Shen, Lin Li, Shuo Shi, and Jiancheng Zhao "Encalypta sylvatica, a new species of Encalyptaceae from northern China," The Bryologist 125(2), 343-351, (25 May 2022).
Received: 29 December 2021; Accepted: 11 February 2022; Published: 25 May 2022
Encalypta sinica
Taihangshan Mountains
Xiaowutai Mountain National Nature Reserve
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