Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica
Syzygiella teres (Machantiophyta) in the Elephant Island, Antarctica
Guillermo M. Suárez, Juçara Bordin & Paulo Câmara
Editor: Gabriel Bernardello
Background and aims: The known liverwort flora of Elephant Island, Antarctica, is composed by six species: Cephalozia badia, Cephaloziella varians, Anthelia juratzkana, Barbilophozia hatcheri, Lophoziopsis excisa, and Syzygiella jacquinotii. The aim of this communication is to record Syzygiella teres in the island.
M&M: The liverworts were studied by conventional technics for bryophytes and mounted in hoyer’s solution.
Results: Syzygiella teres is characterized by unlobed leaves with colorless marginal border. The species is briefly described and illustrated. A comparative key for all liverworts known from Elephant Island is presented.
Keywords: Bryophytes, Geographic distribution, Liverworts, Marchantiophyta, South Shetland Islands