Thiersianthus (Marchantiophyta: Lejeuneaceae), a new genus from lowland rainforests in Borneo

  title={Thiersianthus (Marchantiophyta: Lejeuneaceae), a new genus from lowland rainforests in Borneo},
  author={R. Zhu and L. Shu and A. M. Mustapeng and M. Suleiman},
  journal={The Bryologist},
  pages={511 - 520}
  • R. Zhu, L. Shu, +1 author M. Suleiman
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • The Bryologist
  • Abstract The tropical lowland rainforest is a paradise for Lejeuneaceae. Borneo is located in the heart of the biodiversity hotspots of Philippines, Sundaland and Wallacea. During an expedition to explore liverwort diversity of Sabah, Borneo we found an undescribed ocellate taxon in the lowland ultramafic rainforests. Our phylogenetic analyses based on the nuclear ribosomal ITS region and two chloroplast regions (rbcL, trnL-trnF) suggest that this unknown species belongs to the subtribe… CONTINUE READING
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