Leratia scaberrima (Broth.) Goffinet, S.He & Shevock (2022)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Orthotrichum scaberrimum Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 70. 1929; Florschuetziella scaberrima (Broth.) Vitt, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 49: 108. 1981


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Hi et al., 2022)



Yunnan Province, China


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Brotherus, V. F. (1929). Musci. Symbolae Sincae 4. Julius Springer. 147 pp.


Other references:

Chen, P.-C. (1978). Genera Muscorum Sinicorum, Pars Secunda. Science Press, Beijing, viii + 331 pp. Fig. 192-400.

He, Si et al. (2022). Rediscovery of the Chinese endemic Florschuetziella scaberrima (Bryophyta: Orthotrichaceae) a century after its description leads to its transfer to Leratia. Bryophyte Diversity & Evolution 45(1): 188-198.

Plášek, V., Komínková, Z., Ochyra, R., Fialová, L., Guo, S.-L. and Mamtimin, S. (2021). A synopsis of Orthotrichum s. lato (Bryophyta, Orthotrichaceae) in China, with distribution maps and a key to determination. Plants 10: 499 [1-42].

Redfearn Jr., P. L., Tan, B. C. and He, S. (1996). A newly updated and annotated checklist of Chinese mosses. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 79: 163-357.

Vitt, D. H. (1981). The genera Leiomitrium and Cardotiella gen. nova (Orthotrichaceae). Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 49: 92-113. 


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