CHECKLIST OF THE MOSSES OF THE INTERIOR HIGHLANS OF NORTH AMERICA IN ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS, MISOURI AND OKLAHOMA

 

 

PAUL L. REDFEARN, JR.

Southwest Missouri State University*

 

Published by the

Ozarks Regional Herbarium (SMS)

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO 65897

 

New Revised Edition

June 2010

 

 

 

 

   The author has examined all collections forming the basis for this checklist (including those at the following herbaria: F, UARK, UMO, US) unless the locality cited is followed by a literature or herbarium citation in parenthesis, i.e., DUKE for Duke University, PSP for Sperry Herbarium, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, MO for Missouri Botanical Garden, NY for the New York Botanical Garden, SIU for Southern Illinois University). All but PSU herbarium have excellent search engines so that state and country collections can be easily located. Counties located in the Interior Highlands are divided into approximate geographic regions, i. e. the Springfield Plateau (SPFD PLATEAU), the Salem Plateau (SALEM PLATEAU), the St. Francois Mountains (ST. FRANCOIS MTS), the Ozark Hills in Illinois (OZARK HILLS), the Boston Mountains (BOSTON MTS), the Arkansas Valley (ARKANSAS VALLEY), and the Ouachita Mountains (OUACHITA MTS). For the Springfield and Salem Plateaus and the Mississippi Lowlands, counties in Arkansas or Oklahoma are designated by “-AR” or “-OK” respectively. For the Boston Mountains, the Arkansas Valley, and the Ouachita Mountains, counties in Oklahoma as designated by “-OK.”  The distribution of taxa in areas immediately adjacent to the Interior Highlands, the Unglaciated Prairie (PRAIRIE), border counties north of the Missouri River (BORDER COUNTIES), the Mississippi Lowlands (MISSISSIPPI LOWLANDS), and the Coastal Plain in Arkansas (COSTAL PLAIN), are also reported (Figure 1 & Table 1). All collections formerly at the Ozarks Regional Herbarium (SMS) have been transferred to the Missouri Botanical Garden (MO).  Nomenclature follows Anderson et al. (1990) except where recent revisions, for example those found in Flora of North America, North of Mexico, Volume 27, Bryophyta, part 1, Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, suggest changes in some families and genera. I have followed these though in several genera I am not in complete agreement with the treatment. 

 

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