Instytut Botaniki im. W. Szafera Polskiej Akademii Nauk - W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences

THE LIVERWORT FLORA OF ANTARCTICA

Halina BEDNAREK-OCHYRA, Jiři VÁŇA, Ryszard OCHYRA AND Ronald I. LEWIS SMITH

Copyright © W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2000

Copyright ©, published by and obtainable from the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Ul. Lubicz 46, PL-31-5 12 Cracow, Poland

ISBN: 83-85444-74-2

238 p.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations - IX
Taxonomic and nomenclatural novelties - XI
Foreword - XIII
Preface - XV
Chapter 1.  Introduction - 1
                  Biogeographic zones - 2
        Continental Antarctic zone - 3
        Maritime Antarctic zone - 5
        Climate - 5
        Geology - 7
Chapter 2.  History of the hepaticological investigations - 11
                  Early exploration - 11
                  Post-1960 period - 12
Chapter 3.  Ecology and conservation - 23
                  The role of liverworts in Antarctic plant communities - 23
                  Conservation of liverworts - 27
Chapter 4.  Diversity and phytogeography - 29
        General features of the hepaticoflora - 29
        Phytogeographical elements - 34
Antarctic element - 35
Subantarctic element - 36
South-temperate element - 37
Bipolar element - 38
Pan-continental element - 38
        Origin of the liverwort flora - 39
Chapter 5. Systematic treatment - 41
       Aims and objectives - 41
       Arrangement of the Flora - 43
       Key to genera - 44
       Class Marchantiopsida - 46
Order Jungermanniales - 48
Family Herbertaceae - 49
    Triandrophyllum - 49
Family Lepidoziaceae - 54
    Hygrolembidium - 54
    Lepidozia - 64
Family Cephaloziaceae - 68
    Cephalozia - 69
Family Cephaloziellaceae - 75
    Cephaloziella - 76
Family Antheliaceae - 96
    Anthelia - 96
Family Lophoziaceae - 101
    Barbilophozia - 103
    Cryptochila - 110
    Lophozia - 115
    Roivainenia - 129
Family Gymnomitriaceae - 132
    Herzogobryum - 133
Family Scapaniaceae - 142
    Scapania - 143
Family Geocalycaceae - 151
    Clasmatocolea - 152
    Evansianthus - 155
    Lophocolea - 160
    Pachyglossa - 163
Order Metzgeriales - 177
Family Aneuraceae - 178
    Riccardia - 178
Family Metzgeriaceae - 185
    Metzgeria - 186
Order Marchantiales - 190
Family Marchantiaceae - 190
    Marchantia - 191
Glossary - 201
Literature cited - 211
Index to scientific names - 231
About the Authors - 237