Research

Distribution and ecology of epiphytic mosses from the genus Orthotrichum in China

Supported by grant projects: CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0100, Project LO1208, SYNTHESYS projects: AT-TAF-2070, DE-TAF-4436, DK-TAF-6031, FR-TAF-3686, SGS13/PřF/2017, MSK 00955/RRC/2015; MSK 01211/2016/RRC

The first results: Lewinskya vladikavkana and Orthotrichum alpestre were recorded for the first time from China and 14 species of the genera Lewinskya, Nyholmiella and Orthotrichum were newly reported from various provinces in China, including Gansu, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Jilin, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan and Zhejiang. In total, it currently consists of 43 species in this country, including 15 species of the genus Lewinskya, one of Nyholmiella and 27 of Orthotrichum s.str. (Skoupá et al. 2017, Herzogia in press).

Genus Orthotrichum in Central Asia

Supported by grant projects: SGS13/PřF/2017, MSK 00955/RRC/2015; MSK 01211/2016/RRC

The first results: This research is focused on epiphytic bryophytes from genera Lewinskya, Nyholmiella, Orthotrichum and Pulvigera (formerly Orthotrichum s.l.) on area of the Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). Bryological research carried out in 2008 and brought interesting data on the occurrence of epiphytic bryophytes, which had not previously been recorded from the study area. Expeditions were focused on Tajikistan (2008, 2012), Kyrgyzstan (2013 – 2 times) and on the area of Kazakhstan (2014). In total, 203 localities were visited and another 78 available historical localities were recorded based on the herbarium data. Almost 1000 samples from own field research and partly from important herbarium collections (B, H, LE, PC, S, TAD, W) were collected and identified. Research revealed, that on area of the central Asia grows 31 species of studied genera: 9 of genus Lewinskya, 2 of Nyholmiella, 19 of Orthotrichum s.str., and 1 of Pulvigera. Among the main results can be mentioned describing of new species for science (Orthotrichum pamiricum), five species new to Kyrgyzstan (Lewinskya vladikavkana, O. crenulatum, O. dagestanicum, O. revolutum and O. scanicum) and two species new to Tajikistan (O. moravicum and O. urnigerum). As the part of the results, predictive models using the MaxEnt program (maximum entropy) were created, to be used by nature conservation authorities for the preparation of conservation programs of studied species (e.g. Plášek et al. 2014, Turkish Journal of Botany; Blockeel et al. 2009, Journal of Bryology; Ellis et al. 2011-2016, Journal of Bryology).

Threatened species of the genus Orthotrichum in National Park Muráňská planina, Slovakia

Supported by grant projects: P-110-0001/15

The first results: Recent findings of epiphytic bryophytes from the Orthotrichaceae family in the Muránska planina National Park were carried out between 2008 and 2016. In total, 111 localities were visited. Altogether, 19 taxa from the Orthotrichaceae family were recorded – 8 of them are new for the territory of the National Park (Lewinskya affinis var. bohemica, L. rupestre, Orthotrichum diaphanum, O. patens, O. scanicum, O. stramineum, Pulvigera lyellii, and Ulota bruchii) and 1 as new for Slovakia (Lewinskya affinis var. bohemica). Eleven species are listed on the Red list of bryophytes of Slovakia – EX: Orthotrichum rogeri; CR: Nyholmiella gymnostoma, Orthotrichum patens, O. scanicum; VU: Orthotrichum striatum, Ulota bruchii; NT: Lewinskya speciosa, Orthotrichum pallens, Pulvigera lyellii, Ulota crispa; DD: Orthotrichum stramineum (Plášek et al. 2016, Acta Musei Silesiae, Sci Nat).

Biodiversity distribution pattern of epiphytic mosses from Orthotrichaceae family

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The first results: