Tectaria heracleifolia (Willd.) Underw. 1906,

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

Tectaria heracleifolia (Willd.) Underw. 1906
status

 

Tectaria heracleifolia (Willd.) Underw. 1906  LSID 

Tectariaceae 

Tectaria heracleifolia  (Willd.) Underw., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 33: 200. 1906. Aspidium heracleifolium  Willd., Sp. Pl. 5: 217. 1810. Type: Plumier, Traité Foug. Amér. T. 126. 1705. Fig. 18.

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: BHCB 136597; recordNumber: T.E. Almeida 2246; recordedBy: T.E. Almeida et al.; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:17360470-1; scientificName: Tectariaheracleifolia (Willd.) Underw.; kingdom: Plantae; class: Polypodiopsida; order: Polypodiales; family: Tectariaceae; genus: Tectaria; specificEpithet: heracleifolia; scientificNameAuthorship: (Willd.) Underw.; Location: continent: South America; country: Brazil; countryCode: BR; stateProvince: Pará; municipality: Canaã dos Carajás; locality: Floresta Nacional de Carajas , Serra Sul ; verbatimElevation: 530 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 530; verbatimCoordinates: 06°19'58"S, 50°24'46"W; verbatimLatitude: 06°19'58"S; verbatimLongitude: 50°24'46"W; decimalLatitude: -6.332778; decimalLongitude: -50.412778; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: A. Salino; Event: eventDate: 2010-02-17; year: 2010; month: 2; day: 17; Record Level: type: specimen; language: Portuguese; collectionCode: BHCBGoogleMaps 

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: BHCB 139524; recordNumber: T.E. Almeida 2332; recordedBy: T.E. Almeida et al.; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:17360470-1; scientificName: Tectariaheracleifolia (Willd.) Underw.; kingdom: Plantae; class: Polypodiopsida; order: Polypodiales; family: Tectariaceae; genus: Tectaria; specificEpithet: heracleifolia; scientificNameAuthorship: (Willd.) Underw.; Location: continent: South America; country: Brazil; countryCode: BR; stateProvince: Pará; municipality: Canaã dos Carajás; locality: Floresta Nacional de Carajas , Serra Sul, Corrego da Cachoeira ; verbatimElevation: 377 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 377; verbatimCoordinates: 06°24'25"S, 50°14'57"W; verbatimLatitude: 06°24'25"S; verbatimLongitude: 50°14'57"W; decimalLatitude: -6.406944; decimalLongitude: -50.249167; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: T.E. Almeida & A. Salino; dateIdentified: 2010-05-17; Event: eventDate: 2010-04-27; year: 2010; month: 4; day: 27; Record Level: type: specimen; language: Portuguese; collectionCode: BHCBGoogleMaps 

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: BHCB 139520; recordNumber: T.E. Almeida 2328; recordedBy: T.E. Almeida et al.; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:17360470-1; scientificName: Tectariaheracleifolia (Willd.) Underw.; kingdom: Plantae; class: Polypodiopsida; order: Polypodiales; family: Tectariaceae; genus: Tectaria; specificEpithet: heracleifolia; scientificNameAuthorship: (Willd.) Underw.; Location: continent: South America; country: Brazil; countryCode: BR; stateProvince: Pará; municipality: Canaã dos Carajás; locality: Para : Canaa dos Carajas , Floresta Nacional de Carajas , Serra Sul, Corrego da Cachoeira ; verbatimElevation: 377 m; minimumElevationInMeters: 377; verbatimCoordinates: 06°24'25"S, 50°14'57"W; verbatimLatitude: 06°24'25"S; verbatimLongitude: 50°14'57"W; decimalLatitude: -6.406944; decimalLongitude: -50.249167; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: T.E. Almeida & A. Salino; dateIdentified: 2010-05-17; Event: eventDate: 2010-04-27; year: 2010; month: 4; day: 27; Record Level: type: specimen; language: Portuguese; collectionCode: BHCBGoogleMaps 

Distribution

Known distribution: Antilles, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States of America and Venezuela ( Moran 1995b). Fig. 19.

Ecology

Occurs as terrestrial or rupestrial in montane wet and seasonal forests.

Taxon discussion

This is a very common species in Central America, also occurring in northern South America. It can be recognized by peltate indusia and entire pinnae or lobes ( Moran 1995b). The closest species is Tectaria incisa  Cav., from which T. heracleifolia  can be distinguished by peltate indusia, cordiform bases of pinnae and apical segment and smaller number of pinnae ( Moran 1995b).