Colura calyptrifolia a new oceanic liverwort to Norway and Scandinavia

Published online: 
14 February 2014

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Kristian Hassel, Leif Appelgren, Hans H. Blom, Kirstin M. Flynn, Geir Gaarder, Einar Heegaard, Torbjørn Høitomt, John Bjarne Jordal, Maria Lima, Lars Söderström and Kristin Wangen

K. Hassel ( and K. Wangen, The Natural History Dept, University Museum, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway. – Leif Appelgren, Ecofact, Dreierveien 25, NO-4321 Sandnes, Norway. – H. H. Blom and E. Heegaard, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Inst., Fanaflaten 4, NO-5244 Fana, Norway. – K. M. Flynn and G. Gaarder, Miljøfaglig Utredning, Gunnars veg 10, NO-6630 Tingvoll Norway. – T. Høitomt, BioFokus, Gaustadalléen 21, NO-0349 Oslo, Norway. – J. B. Jordal, Auragt. 3, NO-6600 Sunndalsøra, Norway. – M. Lima, Dept of Biology, Univ. of Bergen, NO-5020 Bergen, Norway. – L. Söderström, Dept of Biology, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.

Colura calyptrifolia is for the first time reported from Scandinavia, it was discovered in Femanger, Fusa municipality, Hordaland county. C. calyptrifolia was growing on an east to northeast facing cliff by a small brook. It was found mainly growing directly on the cliff, but small patches were also found on twigs of Lonicera periclymenum.