A taxonomic revision of Thuidiaceae (Bryophyta) in Africa and the East African islands

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Wyk, Abraham Erasmus (Braam)
dc.contributor.coadvisor Van Rooy, J.L. (Jan Louis)
dc.contributor.postgraduate Phephu, Nonkululo
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T07:40:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T07:40:05Z
dc.date.created 2014-04-09
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.description Dissertation (MSc)--University of Pretoria, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract A taxonomic revision of the family Thuidiaceae Schimp. for Africa and the east African Islands is presented. Three genera, namely, Pelekium Mitt., Thuidiopsis (Broth.) M. Fleisch. and Thuidium Bruch & Schimp., and 16 species are accepted and revised for the region. The nomenclature, keys to genera and species, descriptions, illustrations and distribution maps are included. Thuidiaceae is one of over 40 families that belong to the Hypnales which is known to contain the most diversity among pleurocarpous mosses. Members of the Thuidiaceae are characterised by gametophytes with attractive, regularly 2- or 3-pinnate branching, presence of paraphyllia on surfaces of stems and branches, dimorphic stem and branch leaves, longitudinally plicate leaves with a single costa, papillose leaf cells, and a hypnoid peristome. Abietinella Müll. Hal., Haplocladium (Müll. Hal.) Müll. Hal., Hylocomiopsis Cardot and Rauiella Reimers are excluded from African Thuidiaceae. Thuidium involvens var. thomeanum Broth. is raised to species status under Pelekium, as Pelekium thomeanum (Broth.) Phephu. Thuidium pseudoinvolvens (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger is also transferred to Pelekium and the new combination Pelekium pseudoinvolvens (Müll. Hal.) Phephu is proposed. en_US
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dc.description.department Plant Science en_US
dc.description.librarian gm2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Phephu, N 2013, A taxonomic revision of Thuidiaceae (Bryophyta) in Africa and the East African islands, MSc dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41007> en_US
dc.identifier.other E14/4/317/gm en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41007
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject Anatomy en_US
dc.subject Characters en_US
dc.subject Distribution en_US
dc.subject Ecology en_US
dc.subject Morphology en_US
dc.subject Pelekium en_US
dc.subject Thuidiopsis en_US
dc.subject Thuidium en_US
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title A taxonomic revision of Thuidiaceae (Bryophyta) in Africa and the East African islands en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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