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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

Harpel, Judith A. [1], Hastings, Roxanne [2], Toren, David [3].

The distribution of Grimmia funalis (Schwaegr.) Schimp. in North America.

A recent discovry of Grimmia funalis from Washington State required the authors to look more closely at the distribution and taxonomy of this rare species in North America.  Greven (1997) reported G. funalis from only four locations in North America; Nunavut, Ontario, Louisiana, and Michigan.  Because Munoz (2000) synomized Grimmia brittoniae into G. funalis and Greven (1997) maintained G. brittoniae as a distinct species it became necessary to look for all collections that were listed as either species or their synonyms.  A search of the Consortium of North America Bryophyte Herbaria database for G. funalis and G. brittoniae and their synonyms resulted in borrowing all of the North American material from the following herbaria:  Canadian Museum of Nature, University of British Columbia, New York Botanical Gardens, Duke University, Missouri Botanical Gardens, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, and the University of Nebraska.  As a result of our studies G. funalis is now reported as new for Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Greenland, and is confirmed for Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec.  We were unable to locate collections from either Louisiana or Michigan.

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1 - University of British Columbia, Botany, PO Box 490, Brush Prairie, WA, 98606-0490, USA
2 - Royal Alberta Museum, Botany, 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, t5m 0z3, Canada
3 - California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA

rare species.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 2
Location: Firs North/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM
Number: 2007
Abstract ID:270
Candidate for Awards:None

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