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Moss species from Heard Island, 1987 and 2000

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©Karl Rollings 2004
Catalogue id
Rollings, Karl

Collection Details

Patricia Selkirk
Collection Acronym
During an early summer visit in 2000, mosses were collected from sites around Heard Island. Three species, Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrum (Hedw.) P.C.Chen, Philonotis cf. tenuis (Taylor) Reichardt and Syntrichia filaris (Müll. Hal) R.H. Zander have been added to the list of moss species known from the island, bringing the total to 40 moss taxa. Syntrichia anderssonii (Ångström) R.H. Zander was found with sporophytes, whereas previously its sporophytes were known in the subantarctic only from Macquarie Island. Extensions of range on Heard Island have been recorded for several species. There are few geographical differences in species composition between locations around the island, provided appropriate habitats exist.
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Collection Status
Data collection complete
Selkirk, P.M., Whinam, J.P., Downing, A.J., Skotnicki, M.L. (2008) Mosses of sub-Antarctic Heard Island: an updated list and discussion of their distribution Polar Record 44(229). 155-164
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Resource Code: - moss_heard_1987_2000
Resource Name: - Moss species from Heard Island, 1987 and 2000
Keywords: - mosses
Basis of Record: - Specimen

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Subantarctic Island - Heard Island

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Spatial Coverage
52° 57' 59.0" S to 53° 11' 19.0" S | -52.9664° to -53.1886°
73° 15' 33.1" E to 73° 46' 59.9" E | 73.2592° to 73.7833°
Date Range of Collection
1-Jan-1987 to 1-Jan-2000
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