Ceratolejeunea temnantha (Spruce) M.E.Reiner (2011)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lejeunea temnantha Spruce (1885); Potamolejeunea temnantha (Spruce) Steph. (1914:640)


Conservation Status

Last record: type material collected prior to scientific description (Spruce, 1884-1885; Sierra et al., 2018)

Rediscovered on 16 December 2017 (Sierra et al., 2018)


It has been found to be "locally abundant" within a limited area (Sierra et al., 2018).




Type locality: São Gabriel, Rio Negro, Amazonia (Reiner-Drehwald, 2011)


Biology & Ecology

It is a rheophyte (i.e. lives in fast moving water) (Sierra et al., 2018).









Original scientific description:

Spruce, R. M. (1884-1885). Hepaticae Amazonicae et Andinae. Transactions & Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh 15: i-xi, 1-588.


Other references:

Bastos, C. J. P. (2017) O gênero Cheilolejeunea (Spruce) Steph. (Lejeuneaceae, Marchantiophyta) nas Américas. Pesquisas, Botânica 70: 5-78.

Reiner-Drehwald, M. Elena. (2000). On Potamolejeunea and Neopotamolejeunea gen. nov. (Lejeuneaceae, Hepaticae). Nova Hedwigia 71: 447-464.

Reiner-Drehwald, M. Elena. (2011). Studies on Neotropical Lejeuneaceae (Jungermanniopsida). New Synonyms and Ceratolejeunea temnantha (Spruce) comb. nov. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 32(2): 95-100.

Sierra, Adriel M. et al. (2018). Divergence time analyses suggest a Miocene origin of the narrow Amazonian endemic rheophytic Ceratolejeunea temnantha (Spruce) Reiner-Drehwald (Porellales, Lejeuneaceae). Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution 40(2): 55-67.

Söderström, Lars et al. (2016). World checklist of hornworts and liverworts. PhytoKeys 59: 1-828.

Stephani, F. (1912-1917). Species hepaticarum. Genève Bâle, Lyon: Georg & Cie, vol. 5. 1044 pp.


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