Phlegmariurus mandiocanus (Raddi) B.Øllg., B. Ollg.

Matos, Fernando B., Bohn, Amabily & Labiak, Paulo H., 2020, The ferns and lycophytes of Reserva Natural Guaricica, Antonina, Paraná, Brazil, Check List 16 (1), pp. 183-206: 193

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Phlegmariurus mandiocanus (Raddi) B.Øllg.


Phlegmariurus mandiocanus (Raddi) B.Øllg.  

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Examined material. BRAZIL • 2 specimens; Trilha Rio do Ferro ; 25°18′07″S, 048°40′49″W; alt. 50 m; 16 Jan. 2005; F.B. Matos 211 leg.; MBM333017, UPCB10953 GoogleMaps   1 specimen; Trilha do Corvo ; 25°19′39″S, 048°40′26″W; alt. 100 m; 1 May 2005; F.B. Matos et al. 553 leg.; UPCB10955 GoogleMaps   1 specimen; Trilha do Gervásio ; 25°14′39″S, 048°39′59″W; alt. 100 m; 27 Aug. 2017; F.B. Matos et al. 2577 leg.; UPCB44063 GoogleMaps   1 specimen; Trilha Porto do Rio Seco ; 25°24′19″S, 048°40′54″W; alt. 10 m; 25 Jun. 2019; F.B. Matos & V. Veiga 2659 leg.; UPCB43775 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Characterized by isotomously branched stems, up to seven times dichotomous. The stems are erect to pendulous, with alternating whorls of spreading, linear leaves ca 10–25 mm long. Sporangia reniform, isovalvate, solitary in the axil of sporophylls. Plants homosporous. Phlegmariurus mandiocanus   differs from the other two species of the genus in the area by having the stems almost completely covered by brightly red, decurrent leaf bases.

Distribution and habitat. Paraguay, N Argentina and Brazil. Epiphytic in forests.