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1 October 2012 Phlegmariurus changii (Huperziaceae), a New Hanging Firmoss from Taiwan
Tung-Yu Hsieh
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Abstract

We describe and illustrate a new firmoss, Phlegmariurus changii (Huperziaceae), which is endemic to eastern Taiwan. This new species is most similar to Phlegmariurus carinatus (Desv. ex Poiret) Ching; however, it differs by leaves that are flat abaxially. In addition, the sporophylls and trophophylls are conspicuously dimorphic for Phlegmariurus changii, but essentially monomorphic in Phlegmariurus carinatus. The ecology, conservation status, and morphology of P. changii is compared to that of species in three other sections (Sect. Phlegmariurus, L. B. Zhang, Sect. Huperzioides H. S. Kung et L. B. Zhang, and Sect. Carinaturus (Herter) H. S. Kung et L. B. Zhang) of Phlegmariurus in East Asia.

2012, American Fern Society
Tung-Yu Hsieh "Phlegmariurus changii (Huperziaceae), a New Hanging Firmoss from Taiwan," American Fern Journal 102(4), 283-288, (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-102.4.283
Published: 1 October 2012
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extinct in the wild
flora of Taiwan
ornamental fern
Phlegmariurus
tassel fern
taxonomy
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