The complex liverwort flora of the Faeroe Isles
Kell DamsholtKell Damsholt, Damsholt (email@example.com), Natural History Museum of Denmark, Univ. of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.
The liverwort flora of the Faeroe Isles is presented with distribution maps of the approximately 132 taxa recorded from the islands. The flora is the result of a climate with high yearly precipitation, relatively mild winters, and rainy summers, comparable to the Queen Charlotte Islands. The distribution and phytogeography of some Faeroese liverworts are discussed. Many taxa have an Atlantic or subatlantic distribution, probably indicating the route invading species took at the end of Pleistocene. Some taxonomic notes and annotations pertinent to Faeroese liverworts are included. Calypogeia paludosa Warnst. is reinterpreted as a variety of C. fissa (L.) Raddi.