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Master of Science (MS)

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Charles B. Arzeni


A bryological survey of Kickapoo State Park, Vermilion county, Illinois, revealed a total of 45 bryophyte species. Of these, 42 are mosses and 3 are liverworts. The habitat and frequency for each species were recorded.

As a result of this survey, the following pleurocarpi are reported for the first time in Vermilion County: Amblystegium riparium (Hedw.) BSG, Amblystegium trichopodium (Schultz) Hartm., Amblystegium serpens (Hedw.) BSG var. juratzkanum (Schimp.) Rau & Herv., Thuidium recognitum (Hedw.) Lindb., Brachythecium rivulare BSG, Bryoandersonia illicebra (Hedw.) Robins., Campylium chrysophyllum (Brid.) J. Lange, and Campylium hispidulum (Brid.) Mitt. The following acrocarpi represent new records for Vermilion County: Fissidens taxifolius Hedw., Mnium affine Bland. ex Funck var. ciliare C.M., Mnium affine Bland. ex Funck var. rugicum (Laur.) BSG, Encalypta ciliata Hedw., Desmatodon obtusifolius (Schwaegr.) Schimp., Weissia controversa Hedw., Pohlia wahlenbergii (Web. & Mohr), Orthotrichum pusillum Mitt., Orthotrichum strangulatum P.-Beauv., and Anomodon attenuatus (Hedw.) Hub. The liverwort, Frullania eboracensis Gottsche. is a new report for Vermilion County. Specimens are deposited in the Stover Herbarium at Eastern Illinois University (EIU), Charleston, Illinois.

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