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Liverworts and Hornworts of Sri Lanka: a revised checklist


David G Long ,

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, GB
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Sumudu CK Rubasinghe

Department of Botany, University of Peradeniya, LK
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A revised checklist of liverworts and hornworts of Sri Lanka is presented based on an extensive review of published literature sources and incorporating synonymy from numerous floristic reports and taxonomic revisions. A number of erroneous records and doubtfully recorded taxa have been excluded. In total 82 genera and 327 species of liverworts and 4 genera and 5 species of hornworts are accepted. For each species literature sources are listed. For synonyms the source of the synonymy is given. Further, names whose type specimens originated from Sri Lanka are indicated. Two new formal taxonomic changes are propsed: Bazzania obtusa D.G.Long & Rubasinghe, nom. nov. and Heteroscyphus fleischeri (Steph.) D.G.Long & Rubasinghe, comb. nov. An index to all accepted names and synonyms is appended.


Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 43(1): 1-36, 2014

How to Cite: Long, D.G. and Rubasinghe, S.C., 2014. Liverworts and Hornworts of Sri Lanka: a revised checklist. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), 43(1), pp.1–36. DOI:
Published on 26 Aug 2014.
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