Riella alatospora Wigglesworth (1937)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1932 (Segarra-Moragues et al., 2011)

Rediscovered in May 2011 (Segarra-Moragues et al., 2011)



South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wigglesworth, G. (1937). South African species of Riella, íncluding an account on the developmental stages of three of the species. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 51: 309-332.

Other references:

Perold, S. M. (2000). Studies in the Sphaerocarpales (Hepaticae) from southern Africa. 3. The genus Riella and its local species. Bothalia 30: 125-142.

Segarra-Moragues, J. G.,  Puche, F. and Sabovljević, M. (2011). Rediscovery of Riella alatospora (Riellaceae, Sphaerocarpales), an aquatic, South African endemic liverwort previously known from a now largely transformed type locality. South African Journal of Botany 79: 32-38.


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