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, Volume 69, Issue 3, pp 313–315 | Cite as

Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes concerning Ormopteris and Pellaea (Pteridaceae) in Brazil

  • Jefferson Prado
  • Regina Y. Hirai
  • Eric Schuettpelz
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Abstract

We typify and clarify the nomenclature and identity of three species originally described in the fern genus Pellaea. We find Pellaea bongardiana to be illegitimate and recognize it as a synonym of Ormopteris riedelii (= P. riedelii). We also consider Pellaea brasiliensis to be a synonym of O. riedelii. The phylogenetic position of Pellaea flavescens, recently combined in Ormopteris (as O. flavescens), is discussed, and a key to all species of Ormopteris in Brazil is provided.

Keywords

central Brazil cheilanthoids endemics ferns typification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Botânica, HerbárioSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA

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