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

@inproceedings{Konrat2014EarlyLP,
  title={Early Land Plants Today (ELPT): How many liverwort species are there?},
  author={M. J. von Konrat and Lars S{\"o}derstr{\"o}m and M. Renner and Anders Hagborg and Laura R. E. Briscoe and John J. Engel},
  year={2014}
}
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 species. We present a revised mean estimate of 7,500 for the number of liverwort species based on estimating rates of synonymy in a sample of… CONTINUE READING

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