The mossflora of Camiguin Island, Philippines and their floristic relations to some adjacent islands in the archipelago
College of Science
The moss flora of Camiguin Island, based on a 2007 expedition conducted by the author, totaled 129 species in 66 genera and 29 families. This represents 17.36% of the 743 moss species and 26.83% of the 246 genera of mosses reported for the Philippines (Linis & Tan 2008). Of these, one taxon, Aerobryopsis cochlearifolia Dix., is reported for the first time in the archipelago. Floristically, Camiguin moss flora is identified more with Mindoro and Luzon within the Philippine archipelago. Likewise, the presence of moss taxa such as Glossadelphus hermaphroditus Fleisch. and Orthomnion javense (Fleisch.) T. Kop. highlights the role of Mindanao in enriching the moss flora of Camiguin Island. Finally, the importance of remaining forests on the island as a proposed protected area is discussed.
Linis, V. C. (2010). The mossflora of Camiguin Island, Philippines and their floristic relations to some adjacent islands in the archipelago. Telopea, 12 (4), 525-542. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/7876