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Brotherus, V.F. 1927. Hawaiian mosses. Bernice P. Bishop Bulletin 40. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
Introduction: In 1896, the mosses of Hawaii were described by Muller, as a result of the study of collections made by D.D> Baldwin and W. Hillebrand and of the examination of the older literature containing notes on Hawiian flora. To the 146 species listed in this report, Muller in 1897 added 8 new species. During the last years of this life, Muller completed the examination of a collection made by H. Schauinsland and described 11 new species. In 1904, I calssified a collection made by D.D> Baldwin and sent to me by my unforgotten friend, thelate E. Levier. This collection comprised 163 species, of which 87 were new records for Hawaii. The list included many new species, but no descriptions; the names conwequently remained no0mina nuda. An almost identical collection. also made by Baldwin, was received through the kindness of Professor A.W. Evans. Some years later, I reported on a clollection made by K. Rechinger, comprising 14 species, two of them new. During many years Hawaiian mosses from various sources have accumulated in my herbarium. Special mention may be made of the collection of Father Matthias Newell, sent to me by Rev. D.A. Lillie, and the contributions by J.F. Rock. Professor Dr. C. Skottsberg, who visited Hawaii in 1922, brought some very valuable and abundant materical which he asked me to examine. This collection induced me to undertake a reviwion of all the accumulated Hawaiian material which for lack of time had been laid aside. The result will be found in this paper. As regards the Baldwin collection, onlyh new and interesting localities for known species and the new species listed by Levier but not heretofore described, are considered. My knowledge of Hawaiian mosses has become considerably deepened since that list appeared. Several species proposed as new in 1904 are here referred to older species. These corrections, together with other similar matter, have been listed as notes following the taxonomic discussion....
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