Thelypteris (Steiropteris) comosa (C.V. Morton) C.V. Morton 1961,

Almeida, Thais Elias & Salino, Alexandre, 2015, Thirteen new records of ferns from Brazil, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 4421-4421: 4421

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scientific name

Thelypteris (Steiropteris) comosa (C.V. Morton) C.V. Morton 1961
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Thelypteris (Steiropteris) comosa (C.V. Morton) C.V. Morton 1961  LSID 

Thelypteris (Steiropteris) comosa  (C.V.Morton) C.V.Morton, Amer. Fern. J. 51: 38. 1961. Dryopteris comosa  C.V.Morton, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 28: 528. 1983. Type: Peru, Killip & Smith 25872 (US). Fig. 24.

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: BHCB 150016; recordNumber: A. Salino 15016; recordedBy: A. Salino & T.E. Almeida; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:251274-2; scientificName: Thelypteris (Steiropteris) comosa (C.V.Morton) C.V.Morton; kingdom: Plantae; class: Polypodiopsida; order: Polypodiales; family: Thelypteridaceae; genus: Thelypteris; subgenus: Steiropteris; specificEpithet: comosa; scientificNameAuthorship: (C.V.Morton) C.V.Morton; Location: continent: South America; country: Brazil; countryCode: BR; stateProvince: Acre; municipality: Mâncio Lima; locality: Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Rio Moa , Cachoeira do Ar Condicionado ; verbatimElevation: 280 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 280; verbatimCoordinates: 07°27'12"S, 73°41'38"W; verbatimLatitude: 07°27'12"S; verbatimLongitude: 73°41'38"W; decimalLatitude: -7.453333; decimalLongitude: -73.693889; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: A. Salino; dateIdentified: 2011-01-10; Event: eventDate: 2010-12-13; year: 2010; month: 12; day: 13; Record Level: type: specimen; language: Portuguese; collectionCode: BHCBGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: BHCB 150024; recordNumber: A. Salino 15024; recordedBy: A. Salino & T.E. Almeida; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:251274-2; scientificName: Thelypteris (Steiropteris) comosa (C.V.Morton) C.V.Morton; kingdom: Plantae; class: Polypodiopsida; order: Polypodiales; family: Thelypteridaceae; genus: Thelypteris; subgenus: Steiropteris; specificEpithet: comosa; scientificNameAuthorship: (C.V.Morton) C.V.Morton; Location: continent: South America; country: Brazil; countryCode: BR; stateProvince: Acre; municipality: Mâncio Lima; locality: Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Rio Moa , trail to Cachoeira Formosa ; verbatimElevation: 275 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 275; verbatimCoordinates: 07°24'31"S, 73°39'51"W; verbatimLatitude: 07°24'31"S; verbatimLongitude: 73°39'51"W; decimalLatitude: -7.408611; decimalLongitude: -73.664167; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: A. Salino; dateIdentified: 2011-01-10; Event: eventDate: 2010-12-13; year: 2010; month: 12; day: 13; Record Level: type: specimen; language: Portuguese; collectionCode: BHCBGoogleMaps 

Distribution

Previously known distribution: Peru ( Tryon et al. 1992). Fig. 25.

Ecology

Occurs as terrestrial in montane rain forests.

Taxon discussion

This species resembles Thelypteris (Steiropteris) decussata  (L.) Proctor, but differs from it by the costae abaxially with dense, soft, septate hairs 1-2 mm long, costules and veins adaxially with dense, strigose hairs up to 2 mm ( Tryon et al. 1992).