Taxonomic considerations and two new subspecies for Hymenophyllum ferrugineum Colla (Hymenophyllaceae) from Juan Fernandez Archipelago and southern South America

Authors

  • Roberto Rodríguez Departamento de Botánica, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile
  • Diego Penneckamp Laboratorio de Biodiversidad y Ecología del Dosel, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
  • Rodrigo Chaura Laboratorio de Biodiversidad y Ecología del Dosel, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile

Abstract

A new taxonomic status is proposed for the fern Hymenophyllum ferrugineum, for which two subspecies are recognized based on morphological and biogeography data. One subspecies is recognized as endemic to Juan Fernandez Archipelago and the other endemic to southern South America. It is also clarified the relationship with Hymenophyllum frankliniae, the morphologically closest species native from New Zealand.

Published

2020-12-31

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