Phegopteris

Patel, Nikisha R., Fawcett, Susan & Gilman, Arthur V., 2019, Phegopteris excelsior (Thelypteridaceae): A New Species of North American Tetraploid Beech Fern, Novon, A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 27 (4), pp. 211-218: 217

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3417/2019409

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EF078780-6244-345B-05C4-FE73FB2A5682

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Donat

scientific name

Phegopteris
status

 

KEY TO NORTH AMERICAN PHEGOPTERIS  

1. Blades of fronds elongate, widest toward the middle......................... P. decursive-pinnata (H. C. Hall) Fée  

1 '. Blades of fronds widest at the base.

2. Blades of fronds usually slightly wider than long; all pinnae, including proximal pair, winged to rachis; proximal pinnae (2–)3X as long as wide............................................. P. hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée  

2 '. Blades of fronds longer than wide; pinnae winged to rachis except proximal pair not winged to rachis (rarely, more than one proximal pinna pair not winged in P. connectilis   ); proximal pinnae 4–5X as long as wide.

3. Blade outline ovate, proximal pinnae strongly declined and adaxially inflexed, average 4X as long as wide; spore length averaging 55 ± 5.4 μ m...................................... P. connectilis (Michx.) Watt  

3'. Blade outline triangular, proximal pinnae slightly to moderately declined and adaxially inflexed, average 5X as long as wide; spore length averaging 64 ± 4.6 μ m......... P. excelsior N. R. Patel & A. V. Gilman