Calypogeia vietnamica Bakalin et Vilnet Herzogia 32 (1): 225. 2019.

Bakalin, Vadim A., Klimova, Ksenia G. & Nguyen, Van Sinh, 2020, A review of Calypogeia (Marchantiophyta) in the eastern Sino-Himalaya and Meta-Himalaya based mostly on types, PhytoKeys 153, pp. 111-154: 111

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.153.52920

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scientific name

Calypogeia vietnamica Bakalin et Vilnet Herzogia 32 (1): 225. 2019.
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Calypogeia vietnamica Bakalin et Vilnet Herzogia 32 (1): 225. 2019.  

Type.

Vietnam. Lao Cai Province: SaPa District, San Sa Ho Commune, Hoang Lien Range, Phan Xi Pang Peak area, Rhododendron   -dominated forest with bamboo thickets and many rocky outcrops, moist cliffs in partial shade (22°18.45'N, 103°46.567'E), 2900 m alt., 20 April 2017, V.A. Bakalin & K.G. Klimova V-9-23-17 (holotype: VBGI!).

Remarks.

This taxon was recently described in moist rocky outcrops at the highest elevation in Indochina - Phan Xi Pang Mt. - in the somewhat unique formation of a ‘mossy’ Rhododendron   forest resembling mossy forests occurring in humid tropics, although different from the latter florogenetically (cf. Bakalin et al. 2019b). The species is characterized by blue oil bodies and noticeably large underleaves (only slightly smaller than the leaves) divided by a U-shaped sinus descending to 2/5-1/2 of underleaf length. The species may be expected in other areas of mountainous Indochina, if not spread more widely to the eastern Sino-Himalaya. The description and illustrations were published very recently, and it seems that no more information should be added here.