Unidentified species of Herbertus, photographed by Tom Ballinger.

Belongs within: Jungermanniales.

The Herbertineae is a group of liverworts with isophyllous or subisophyllous gametophytes. Androecia are terminal (becoming intercalary) on the leading leaf axes (Engel & Braggins 2001). Members include the globally distributed genus Herbertus with erect growth form, ventral intercalary branching, and transversely inserted, deeply bifid leaves with a conspicuous vitta.

    |  i. s.: Pseudolepicolea quadrilaciniata EB01
    |         Temnoma palmatum EB01
    |         Archeophylla EB01
    |           |--A. pungens EB01
    |           `--A. schusteri EB01
    |         Grollea antheliopsis EB01
    |         Trichotemnoma EB01
    `--Herbertaceae EB01
         |--Triandrophyllum symmetricum EB01
         |--Olgantha eophylla EB01
         `--Herbertus EB01
              |--H. adunca D24
              |--H. alpinus EB01
              |--H. chinensis G06
              |--H. dicarnus G06
              |--H. divergens J87
              |--H. fragilis G06
              |--H. himalayanus G06
              |--H. juniperoides J87
              |--H. mastigophoroides G06
              `--H. pensilis J87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[D24] Dixon, H. N. 1924. The Student's Handbook of British Mosses 3rd ed. V. V. Sumfield: Eastbourne.

[EB01] Engel, J. J., & J. E. Braggins. 2001. Austral Hepaticae 34. The sporophyte of Neogrollea Hodgs. and the taxonomic position of Neogrolleaceae (Schust.) Engel & Braggins comb. & stat. nov. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 91: 173–204.

[G06] Ghosh, J. P. 2006. A preliminary check-list of hepatics of West Bengal. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 48 (1–4): 73–102.

[J87] Judd, W. S. 1987. Floristic study of Morne La Visite and Pic Macaya National Parks, Haiti. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum—Biological Sciences 32 (1): 1–136.

Last updated: 24 January 2018.

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