Barbvla johansenii Williams, the new Europaean moss species in the Belianske Tatry Mountains, Slovakia
In 1991 I made the most unexpected record of the Arctic moss species Barbula johansenii Williams in the Belianske Tatry Mts. in Slovakia. This year, during early autumn, I made together with Rudolf Šoltés a field excursion to the range of the Belianske Tatry Mts. Just below the top of Bujaci vrch-Hill at 1900 m a.s.l. I collected low, small patch of a moss species, which was unknown for me. Much later, at home. I recognized it as the arctic moss Barbula johansenii. The species was growing here at the base of a vertical limestone wall accompanied by Moiendoa tenuinervis Limpr., Stegonia latifolia (Schwaegr.) Broth., Orthothecium rufescens (Brid.) B.S.G. and Schistidium tenerrimum (Nees. et Hornsch.) Roth. With respect to my age and health I will not be able to see the locality again or to similar habitats in the mountains.
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