Habitat and Ecology
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Barcode data: Ambuchanania leucobryoides
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ambuchanania leucobryoides
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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- Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Sphagnum leucobryoides. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
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Ambuchanania leucobryoides is the only species of genus Ambuchanania. It is a Sphagnum-like moss endemic to Tasmania. Originally described as a species of Sphagnum, it is now a separate genus on the basis of both unusual morphology and genetic differences.
- Crum, H.; Seppelt, R.D. (1999). "Sphagnum leucobryoides reconsidered". Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 22: 29–31.
- Yamaguchi, T.; Seppelt R.D.; Iwatsuki, Z.; Buchanan, A.M. (1990). "Sphagnum (sect. Buchanania) leucobryoides sect. et sp. nov. from Tasmania" (pdf). Journal of Bryology 16: 45–54.
- Johnson, K.A., Whinam, J., Buchanan, A.M. & Balmer, J. (2008) Ecological observations and new locations of a rare moss, Ambuchanania leucobryoides (Ambuchananiaceae). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. 142 (2): 79-84.
- Shaw, A. Jonathan, 2000. Phylogeny of the Sphagnopsida Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Sequences , The Bryologist 103 (2): 277-306.
- Shaw, A. Jonathan, Cymon J. Cox & Sandra B. Boles (2003) Polarity of peatmoss (Sphagnum) evolution: who says bryophytes have no roots? , American Journal of Botany 90: 1777-1787.
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