A synthesis of the published records of the Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of sub-Saharan Africa is presented. The area encompassed corresponds to the Index Muscorum (Wijk et al. 1959-69) regions Africa 2 and the mainland part of Africa 4. The list is arranged in alphabetical order of genera and species, and an extensive synonymy is given. The catalogue incorporates for each of the currently accepted taxa, at least one literature reference for each of the countries in which it has been recorded. Approximately 39 current species and sub-taxa in 5 genera of species Anthocerotae, and 674 current species, 13 subspecies and 19 varieties of Hepaticae in 122 genera are listed, together with more than 50 species names whose status is unclear.
Arrangement of the catalogue 4
New synonymy 7
Unresolved nomenclature 7
Map 1. The countries in Index Muscorum regions AFR 2 and AFR 4 9
covered by this catalogue
Systematic list of taxa 11
Appendix 1. Abbreviations of countries, regions or islands used in the 263
Appendix 2. Synopsis of families and genera 265
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