Some interesting records of bryophytes from La Gomera island (Canary islands, Spain)

  1. Jairo Patiño Llorente
  2. Juana María González Mancebo
  3. Ana Losada Lima
  4. Juan Leal
Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Briología

ISSN: 1132-8029

Year of publication: 2006

Issue: 29

Pages: 13-16

Type: Article

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Although the bryophyte flora from La Gomera island is largely known, some new and interesting species has been recently recorded, mainly in those habitat types less studied of the cloud forest areas. A rare liverwort species in the Canaries, previously known only from Tenerife island (Telaranea europaea), and three mosses (Didymodon sicculus, Rhamphidium purpuratum and Sciuro-hypnum plumosum) are reported here as new to La Gomera. R. purpuratum is especially interesting due to its worldwide rarity.