Thelypteris (Steiropteris) valdepilosa (Baker) C.F.Reed 1968,

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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Thelypteris (Steiropteris) valdepilosa (Baker) C.F.Reed 1968


Thelypteris (Steiropteris) valdepilosa (Baker) C.F.Reed 1968  LSID 

Thelypteris (Steiropteris) valdepilosa  (Baker) C.F.Reed, Phytologia 17: 323. 1968. Nephrodium valdepilosum  Baker, J. Bot. 19: 204. 1881. Type: Colombia, Kalbreyer 1871 (K). Fig. 26.


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: BHCB 150014; recordNumber: A. Salino 15014; recordedBy: A. Salino & T.E. Almeida; Taxon: taxonID:; scientificName: Thelypteris (Steiropteris) valdepilosa (Baker) C.F.Reed; kingdom: Plantae; class: Polypodiopsida; order: Polypodiales; family: Thelypteridaceae; genus: Thelypteris; subgenus: Steiropteris; specificEpithet: valdepilosa; scientificNameAuthorship: (Baker) C.F.Reed; Location: continent: South America; country: Brazil; countryCode: BR; stateProvince: Acre; municipality: Mâncio Lima; locality: Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Rio Moa , trail to Igarape do Amor ; verbatimElevation: 220 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 220; verbatimCoordinates: 7°26'51"S, 73°40'01"W; verbatimLatitude: 7°26'51"S; verbatimLongitude: 73°40'01"W; decimalLatitude: -7.4475; decimalLongitude: -73.666944; 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 


Previously known distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Peru ( Tryon et al. 1992). Fig. 27.


Occurs as terrestrial in lowland and montane rainforests.

Taxon discussion

This species is easily recognizable by the subdimorphic leaves and orangish glands present on receptacle ( Smith 1980). The closest species appears to be T. (Steiropteris) leprieurii  (Hook.) R.M.Tryon, which can also present dimorphic fronds ( Smith 1980).