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Monday, April 25, 2011

A new publication on the bryophytes of Québec and Labrador

Good day all bryoneters

Announcing a new publication on the bryophytes of Québec and Labrador :

Faubert, J., J. Gagnon, P. Boudier, C. Roy, R. Gauthier, N. Dignard, D. Bastien, M. Lapointe, N. Dénommée, S. Pellerin et H. Rheault, 2011. Bryophytes nouvelles, rares et remarquables du Québec–Labrador. Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Direction de la recherche forestière, 198 p.

It is available on the web site of the Quebec Government ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune at:

In french, but readily understandable to all because of the format.

Jean Faubert


Recent botanical investigations in Québec, notably in northern regions difficult to access, allowed us to update our knowledge of the bryoflora of this vast territory. New information is presented on 1 hornworth, 62 liverworts, 4 sphagna and 72 mosses. Of these 139 taxa, 3 mosses and 1 liverwort are new to Canada, and 13 liverworts, 2 sphagna and 14 mosses are mentioned for the first time in Québec–Labrador. Numerous range extensions are reported, notably for rare taxa. Distinctive characteristics are discussed for each taxon and a dichotomic key is presented for difficult taxa. A distribution map within Québec–Labrador completes the information for 135 taxa. Eleven species historically mentioned for this territory are now excluded.

Jean Faubert

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