Phycolepidozia exigua R.M.Schust. (1966:440)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 10 January 1966 or later

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Dominica, Windward Islands, Lesser Antilles


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schuster, R. M. (1966). Studies on hepaticae, XXVIII. On Phycolepidozia, a new, highly reduced genus of Jungermanniales of questionable affinity. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 93(6): 437-449.


Other references:

Bryophyte Specialist Group. (2000). Phycolepidozia exigua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39208A10174964. Accessed on 25 September 2023.

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

Gradstein, S. R., Laenen, B., Frahm, J-P., Schwarz, U., Crandall-Stotler, B. J., Engel, J. J., von Konrat, M., Stotler, R. E., Shaw, B. and Shaw, A. J. (2014). On the taxonomic status of the enigmatic Phycolepidoziaceae (Marchantiophyta: Jungermanniales) with description of a new species, Phycolepidozia indica. Taxon 63(3): 498-508.

Hallingbäck, Tomas and Hodgetts, Nick. (compilers). (2000). Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes. IUCN/SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 106 pp.

Hilton-Taylor, Craig. (2000). 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Schuster, R. M. (1966-1992). The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America East of the Hundredth Meridian Vol I-VI. New York & London: Columbia University Press.

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


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