Oleandra australis Schwartsb. & J.Prado

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: 200

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.1.183

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Oleandra australis Schwartsb. & J.Prado


Oleandra australis Schwartsb. & J.Prado  

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Examined material. BRAZIL • 1 specimen; Morro do Queimado ; 25°23′10″S, 048°42′19″W; alt. 300 m; 12 Jun. 2019; F.B. Matos et al. 2635 leg.; UPCB43863 GoogleMaps   3 specimens; 25°14′28″S, 048°40′23″W; alt. 350 m; 25 Jun. 2007; P.H. Labiak & F.B. Matos 3941 leg.; MBM393020, NY 886641 View Materials , UPCB6338 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Characterized by long-creeping stems with bicolorous peltate scales, stipes articulate to phyllopodia, undivided, elliptical laminae, and free veins. Sori round, indusiate, the indusia bicolorous and attached at a narrow sinus. It could be confused with some species of Elaphoglossum Schott ex J.Sm.   , which differ by nonpeltate stem scales, ascending veins (vs veins nearly perpendicular to the midrib in Oleandra   ), and acrostichoid sori.

Distribution and habitat. Endemic to RPPN Guaricica; known from only two collections. Terrestrial, hanging on steep slopes in montane forests.

Order Polypodiales   (suborder Polypodiineae   ), Polypodiaceae J.Presl & C.Presl  


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