Lejeunea Lib.

M. Elena Reiner-Drehwald


Department of Systematic Botany, Albrecht von Haller Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Göttingen, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

email - www.gwdg.de/~sysbot


The aim of creating this homepage is to make accesible data of Lejeunea and the Lejeuneaceae (Jungermanniopsida), principally from the Neotropics. By this way new information can be compiled faster and hopefully the knowledge on this large group of small and interesting plants can be shared by more people.

In a first step an actualization of the catalogue of the genus for Latin America and microscopic photographs of 17 species of Lejeunea are presented. Keys to geographical regions or subgenera of the genus are in preparation.


Preliminary key to the genus Lejeunea in Brazil




Photographs of Lejeunea species




Actualization of the “Catalogue of the genus Lejeunea Lib. (Hepaticae) of Latin America”







To my husband Uwe Drehwald for helping me to create the homepage, to Sibylle Hourticolon (Göttingen) for scanning the photographs of Lejeunea, to the directors and curators of BM, G, MANCH, PC, W and to Mr. Alfons Schäfer-Verwimp (Herdwangen-Schönach) for loan of herbarium material, to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for financial support (DFG RE 1348/4-1).


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