, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 4–9 | Cite as

Two new tree ferns (Cyatheaceae) from southern Ecuador

  • Marcus Lehnert


Two new species ofCyathea are described,C. obnoxia andC. plicata, from the vicinity of Podocarpus National Park in the Provinces Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador.

Key words

Andes Cyathea obnoxia Cyathea plicata Ecuador fern Podocarpus National Park 


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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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