Liverworts of southwest Ethiopian montane forests: ecological and biogeographical notes
2010 (English)In: Journal of Bryology, ISSN 0373-6687, E-ISSN 1743-2820, Vol. 32, 92-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Ethiopia has diverse topographic features and climatic conditions with a diverse flora. The liverwort flora of southwest Ethiopia is practically unknown, despite a favourable climate and the occurrence of suitable ecosystems such as montane rainforests. During an ecological study of diversity patterns of bryophytes and vascular plants in relation to land use, we recorded many bryophyte species. In this paper we report the finding of 89 species of liverworts, and give short ecological notes and describe the distribution (locally and in Africa) for each species. Of these, 51 species are newly reported from Ethiopia. It is thus obvious that Ethiopia is considerably richer in liverworts than might be expected from previous checklists.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 32, 92-100 p.
Africa, diversity, Ethiopia, epiphyte, epiphyll, hepatic
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-49916DOI: 10.1179/037366810X12578498135995ISI: 000278035500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-49916DiVA: diva2:380263
authorCount :32010-12-212010-12-202010-12-21Bibliographically approved