Asplenium serra Langsd. & Fisch.

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: 197

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Asplenium serra Langsd. & Fisch.


Asplenium serra Langsd. & Fisch.  

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Examined material. BRAZIL • 3 specimens; Porto do Cachaça ; 25°20′27″S, 048°41′47″W; alt. 10 m; 12 Jul. 2006; F.B. Matos et al. 1227a leg.; CEPEC118585, NY 886670, RB642392 GoogleMaps   1 specimen; Morro do Quei- mado; 25°23′10″S, 048°42′19″W; alt. 300 m; 12 Jun. 2019; F.B. Matos et al. 2640 leg.; UPCB44417 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Characterized by short- to long-creeping stems with castaneous, lanceolate, clathrate scales, 1-pinnate leaves, and lanceolate pinnae with margins serrate to biserrate. Sori elongate, oriented obliquely to the midrib, indusiate (indusia open inwardly). The most similar species in the area is Asplenium incurvatum Fée   , which differs by blackish, linear stem scales with acute to acuminate (vs filiform-tipped) apices.

Distribution and habitat. Neotropical. Epiphytic, occasionally terrestrial in forests.

Order Polypodiales   (suborder Aspleniineae   ), Athyriaceae Alston  


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