Grolleaceae is a monotypic family of liverworts belonging to the order Jungermanniales. The family consists of only one genus, Grollea R.M.Schust..[1] It has only one known species Grollea antheliopsis R.M.Schust. from South America.[2][3]

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order: Jungermanniales
Suborder: Lophocoleineae
Family: Grolleaceae
Solari ex R.M.Schust.
Genus: Grollea

The genus name of Grollea is in honour of Riclef Grolle (Riclef Hans-Heinrich Grolle) (1934-2004), who was a German botanist (Bryology), plant researcher at the University of Jena.[4]

The genus was circumscribed by Rudolf Mathias Schuster in Nova Hedwigia vol.8 on page 288 in 1964.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Grolleaceae". Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Grollea R.M.Schust". Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ a b Schuster RM. Studies on hepaticae. XXII-XXV. Pleurocladopsis Schust., gen. n., Eoisotachis Schust., gen. n., Grollea Schust., gen. n., with critical notes on Anthelia Dumort. Nova Hedwigia 8: 275-296. (1964).
  4. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2022). Eine Enzyklopädie zu eponymischen Pflanzennamen [Encyclopedia of eponymic plant names] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2022. ISBN 978-3-946292-41-8. Retrieved January 27, 2022.