Diversity of the rheophytic condition in bryophytes: field observations from multiple continents

  title={Diversity of the rheophytic condition in bryophytes: field observations from multiple continents},
  author={James R. Shevock and Wen‐Zhang Ma and Hiroyuki Akiyama},
  journal={Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution},
Bryophytes occurring in riparian systems where they are seasonally submerged or inundated are poorly documented in many parts of the world. The actual number of rheophytic bryophytes remains speculative but we believe the number could easily exceed 500 taxa. Rheophytic bryophytes generally display highly disjunct populations and adjacent rivers and streams can have considerably different species composition. Water management in the form of flood control, dams, and hydroelectric development can… 

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