Brittonia

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 228–236 | Cite as

Reconsideration of Alsophila odonelliana (Cyatheaceae), an Andean tree fern

  • Marcus Lehnert

Abstract

Two Andean tree fern species formerly united are hereby distinguished:Alsophila incana from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, andAlsophila odonelliana from southern Bolivia and northern Argentina. New descriptions of both species as well as illustrations of important characters are given. Vegetative reproduction by means of stolons is reported for an Andean species of the genus for the first time.

Key words

Alsophila incana A. odonelliana Andes tree fern stolons vegetative reproduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Lehnert
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  1. 1.Albrecht-von-Haller Institut, Abt. Systematische BotanikUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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