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New combinations in Struthiopteris spicant for the European flora

PAWEL WASOWICZ, JOSE MARIA GABRIEL Y GALAN, RUBEN PINO PEREZ

Abstract


Delimitation of genera in Blechnaceae Newman (1844: 8), a subcosmopolitan fern family with ca. 250 species, has remained uncertain for a long time. During the last decade, evidence has been accumulating about the polyphyletism within Blechnum Linnaeus (1753: 1077) (e.g. Shepherd et al. 2007, Rothfels et al. 2012, Gabriel y Galán et al. 2013, Perrie et al. 2014). Recent molecular studies (Gasper et al. 2016a) lead to an updated classification attempting to put morphological characters into a natural, phylogenetic relation (Gasper et al. 2016b). Because of these changes, the species most people associate with the genus Blechnum, B. spicant (Linnaeus 1753: 1066) Roth (1794: 56), is now treated under Struthiopteris Scopoli (1754: 25).


Keywords


Pteridophytes, Ferns, Blechnum, Struthiopteris spicant, Taxonomy, new combinations, Pteridophytes

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.302.2.11

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand