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1 October 2008 Eleven New Species in the Grammitid Fern Genus Melpomene (Polypodiaceae)
Marcus Lehnert
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Based on extensive studies of grammitid ferns (Polypodiaceae) in the field and as specimens in various herbaria, eleven new species in the genus Melpomene are recognized from the Neotropics: Melpomene albicans, M. caput-gorgonis, M. flagellata, M. huancabambensis, M. jimenezii, M. michaelis, M. occidentalis, M. paradoxa, M. personata, M. sklenarii, and M. vulcanica. All are restricted to the Andes except for M. personata, which also extends to Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. The morphology and distribution of all species are illustrated.

Marcus Lehnert "Eleven New Species in the Grammitid Fern Genus Melpomene (Polypodiaceae)," American Fern Journal 98(4), 214-250, (1 October 2008). https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-98.4.214
Published: 1 October 2008
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Andes
Caribbean
grammitid ferns
Melpomene
Mesoamerica
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