Updates to the species list of Estonian bryophytes
Keywords:bryophytes, distribution, new species, voucher specimen
Six species are new to the flora of Estonian bryophytes since the last additions: Bryum ruderale, Entosthodon fascicularis and Plenogemma phyllantha have been found during recent fieldworks; Encalypta driva is a newly described species and Lewinskya fastigiata is a new taxonomical combination. Moerckia flotoviana replaces the species Moerckia hibernica since all herbaria specimens are re-identified. After additions and re-arrangements, the number of bryophyte species known from Estonia has risen to 618. For all new species, Estonian names are given, and they are evaluated against IUCN criteria. Two of the species were included in category DD, because of shortage of data; Lewinskya fastigiata was evaluated as LC, and Encalypta driva and Plenogemma phyllantha as VU. The IUCN category of Moerckia flotoviana remained as it was for Moerckia hibernica (LC).