Early Land Plants Today ( ELPT ) : How many liverwort species are there ? MATT


Estimates of extant liverwort species range from 4,500 to 9,000, with estimates in the past decade converging on 5,000 to 6,000. Potential problems and pitfalls of deriving species estimates are addressed, including binomial accumulation, the impact of synonymy, taxonomic inflation, the impact of unrevised species-rich genera, species concepts and cryptic… (More)


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