Interesting records of bryophytes from Silesia Province (Poland)
Distributional data for 22 rare bryophytes from Silesia Province are provided. The most interesting plants include Acaulon muticum (Hedw.) Müll. Hall., Helodium blandowii (F. Weber & D. Mohr) Warnst., Hygroamblystegium tenax (Hedw.) Jenn. and Orthotrichum patens Brid.
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Three new species of carabid beetles of the tribe Lebiini are described: Glycia socotrana sp. nov., previously mentioned as Glycia cf. spencei (Gistel, 1838), from Socotra Island and Abd al Kuri Island; Apristus dioscoridus sp. nov. and Mesolestes niger sp. nov., both from Socotra Island. Acupalpus (Stenolophidius) posticalis (Putzeys, 1880), Harpalus (Cryptophonus) tenebrosus Dejean, 1829, and Metadromius sp. are recorded from the Socotra Archipelago for the first time. In addition, new distributional data from Socotra are given for several other carabid species.
The present study reports new localities of four liverwort species, i.e., Fossombronia foveolata Lindb., Gymnocolea inflata (Huds.) Dumort., Leiomylia anomala (Hook.) J.J. Engel & Braggins and Odontoschisma denudatum (Mart.) Dumort., found in Central Poland. The new sites are situated in peat bog habitats and swamp forest in the depression cone of lignite opencast mine near Bełchatów in Central Poland. All of the reported species are very rare and have only few localities in Central Poland.
The distribution data of Alburnus sava and Telestes souffia has been updated in Croatia in comparison to the previously known data. Alburnus sava is much more widespread in the Sava drainage and also occurs in the River Sava near the town of Županja, rivers Drina and Bosna. Telestes souffia has a much more restricted range in Croatia than previously believed and is only known from the Bregana, small, right tributary of the River Sava on the Croatian-Slovenian border. Both species are poorly known and threatened.
Preliminary studies on the bryoflora of the Narwiański National Park located in northeastern Poland were carried out in July 2011. As a result, localities of 82 species (6 liverworts and 76 mosses) were discovered. The most interesting are Aulacomnium androgynum (Hedw.) Schwägr., Hedwigia ciliata (Hedw.) P.Beauv., Leptodictyum humile (P.Beauv.) Ochyra, Plagiothecium latebricola (Wils.) Schimp., Syntrichia papillosa (Jur.) Wilson and S. virescens (De Not.) Ochyra.
Philonotis calcarea (Bruch & Schimp.) Schimp. in Poland is a montane species, very rarely occurring in lowland, strictly protected by law. In the Opole Province till this time it has been known from four localities, reported from the 19th and first half of the 20th century. The paper presents description of the new locality and list of stations of P. calcarea in the Opole Province. Current distribution of this species is presented on the map.
The paper provides information about new localities of 118 species, including 2 hornworts, 22 liverworts and 94 mosses collected at the Ciężkowickie Foothills. The most interesting are bryophytes protected and threatened in Poland, for example Fossombronia wondraczekii, Nowellia curvifolia, Sphagnum compactum, Trichocolea tomentella and Weissia squarrosa.