Lejeunea drehwaldii Heinrichs & Schäf.-Verw., 2012



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Sphaerolejeunea umbilicata Herzog, Ann. Bryol. 11: 88, 1938


Conservation Status

Last (and only) record: 1922 (29 June?) (Reiner-Drehwald & Drehwald, 2002)

Rediscovered in 2001 (Reiner-Drehwald & Drehwald, 2002)



Colombia & Peru


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Heinrichs, Jochen et al. (2012). Sphaerolejeunea (Lejeuneaceae, Porellales) is a synonym of Lejeunea. Phytotaxa 69: 7-15.


Other references:

Gradstein, S. Robbert. (1992). Threatened bryophytes of the neotropical rain forest: a status report. Tropical Bryology 6: 83-93.

Herzog, Theodor. (1938). Sphaerolejeunea, eine neue Gattung der Lejeuneaceae Schizostipae. Annales Bryologici 11: 86-89.

Lee, Gaik Ee, Bechteler, Julia, Pócs, Tamas and Schäfer‐Verwimp, Alfons. (2019). Molecular and morphological evidence for a new species of liverwort, Lejeunea heinrichsii (Marchantiophyta: Lejeuneaceae) from Taveuni, Fiji. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 57(4): 361-370.

Reiner-Drehwald, M. E. and Drehwald, U. (2002). Sphaerolejeunea umbilicata (Lejeuneaceae), a critically endangered epiphyllous liverwort of the Andes. The Bryologist 105(3): 422-430.[0422:SULACE]2.0.CO;2

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


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