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Checklist and red list of mosses (Bryophyta) of Slovakia

  • Katarína Mišíková
  • Katarína GodovičováEmail author
  • Pavel Širka
  • Rudolf Šoltés
Original Article


An updated checklist and Red List of the mosses of Slovakia is presented. The checklist consists of 699 species with two additional subspecies and 21 additional varieties. According to the Red List presented here, 31.0% of the moss flora of Slovakia was evaluated as threatened (categories Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable), 9.2% as near threatened, 7.3% as data deficient taxa and 49.4% of mosses were classified in the Least Concern category. We modified the category Extinct (EX) to Regionally Extinct/Vanished (RE/VA), which now includes 2.9% of the moss flora. Species Grimmia lisae, Hygrohypnum eugyrium, Lewinskya affinis var. bohemica, Niphotrichum elongatum, Oreas martiana, Orthotrichum moravicum, Osculatia bornholmensis, Tortula cernua and T. randii have been reported recently as new for Slovakia.


IUCN categories Nomenclature Slovak Republic Bryophyta 



We dedicate this article to the birth anniversaries of our colleagues †doc. RNDr. Vojtech Peciar, CSc. (*19.7.1929 – † 12.7.2019) and †RNDr. Anna Kubinská, CSc. (*26.7.1949 – †23.12.2017). We are very grateful to P. Singh (Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic) for valuable discussion on the evaluation of individual taxa. We also thank V. Plášek (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic) and Juan Larraín (Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, Spain) for helpful comments on the nomenclature of the genus Orthotrichum s. l. and Racomitrium s.l., respectively. The paper was supported by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic under Grant VEGA 1/0639/17.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural SciencesComenius University in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Phytology, Faculty of ForestryTechnical University in ZvolenZvolenSlovakia
  3. 3.PopradSlovakia

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