The liverwort genera (Bryophyta: Hepaticae and Anthocerotae) of Britain and Ireland

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz


The key and descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993).


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The bold parts in the descriptions are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1995). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Acrobolbus Nees in Gottsche et al. • Adelanthus Mitt. • Anastrepta (Lindb.) Schiffn. • Anastrophyllum (Spruce) Steph. • Aneura Dum. • Anthelia (Dum.) Dum. • Anthoceros L. • Aphanolejeunea Evans • Apometzgeria Kuwah.

• Barbilophozia Loeske • Bazzania S.F. Gray • Blasia L. • Blepharostoma (Dum. emend Lindb.) Dum.

• Calypogeia Raddi corr. Corda • Cephalozia (Dum.) Dum. • Cephaloziella (Spruce) Schiffn. • Chiloscyphus Corda in Opiz. corr. Dum. • Cladopiella Buch • Cololejeunea (Spruce) Schiffn. • Colura (Dum.) Dum. • Conocephalum Hill corr. Wiggers • Cryptothallus Malmb.

• Diplophyllum (Dum.) Dum. • Douinia (C. Jens.) Buch. • Drepanolejeunea (Spruce) Schiffn. • Dumortiera Nees

• Eremonotus Lindb. & Kaal. ex Pears.

• Fossombronia Raddi • Frullania Raddi

• Geocalyx Nees • Gongylanthus Nees • Gymnocolea (Dum.) Dum. • Gymnomitrion Corda in Opiz.

• Haplomitrium Nes • Harpalejeunea (Spruce) Schiffn. • Harpanthus Nees • Herbertus S.F. Gray • Hygrobiella Spruce

• Jamesoniella (Spruce) Carring. in Lees • Jubula Dum. • Jungermannia L.

• Kurzia V. Martens

• Leiocolea Buch • Lejeunea Libert corr. Hampe • Lepidozia (Dum.) Dum. • Leptoscyphus Mitt. • Lophocolea (Dum.) Dum. • Lophozia (Dum.) Dum. • Lunularia Adans.

• Marchantia L. • Marchesinia S.F. Gray • Marsupella Dum. • Mastigophora Nees • Metzgeria Raddi • Moerckia Gott. in Rabenh. • Mylia S.F. Gray

• Nardia S.F. Gray • Nowellia Mitt.

• Odontoschisma (Dum.) Dum.

• Pallavicinia S.F. Gray • Pedinophyllum (Lindb.) Lindb. • Pellia Raddi • Petalophyllum Nees & Gott. ex Lehm. • Phaeoceros Prosk. • Plagiochila (Dum.) Dum. • Pleurocladula Grolle • Pleurozia Dum. • Porella L. • Preissia Corda in Opiz • Ptilidium Nees

• Radula Dum. • Reboulia Raddi • Riccardia S.F. Gray • Riccia L. • Ricciocarpos Corda in Opiz

• Saccogyna Dum. • Scapania (Dum.) Dum. • Southbya Spruce • Sphaerocarpos Boehmer in Ludwig • Sphenolobopsis (Spruce) Schust.

• Targionia L. • Telaranea Spruce ex Schiffn. • Tetralophozia (Schust.) Schljak. • Trichocolea Dum. • Tritomaria Schiffn. ex Loeske

Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2016 onwards. The liverwort genera (Bryophyta: Hepaticae and Anthocerotae) of Britain and Ireland. Version: 24th February 2016.’.

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