Rediscovered or reconsidered: the presumed extinct ferns and lycophytes of tropical Queensland, Australia

Field, Ashley Raymond, and Renner, Matt A.M. (2019) Rediscovered or reconsidered: the presumed extinct ferns and lycophytes of tropical Queensland, Australia. Australian Systematic Botany, 32 (2-3). pp. 111-122.

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Abstract

The veracity of records of the 11 presumed Extinct or missing ferns and lycophytes from the Wet Tropics Bioregion of northern Queensland is investigated by examination of original materials and by intensive field searches of their recording sites. Two of the species, namely Hymenophyllum whitei and Oreogrammitis leonardii, were rediscovered. One of the species, Lastreopsis dissecta, is taxonomically problematic. Another taxon, Lindsaea pulchella var. blanda, is excluded as an erroneous record. The remaining seven species, namely Didymoglossum exiguum, Haplopteris dareicarpa, Huperzia serrata, Hymenophyllum lobbii, Lemmaphyllum accedens, Pseudodiphasium volubile and Tmesipteris lanceolata, all having been recorded by Karel Domin, appear to be questionable records and their presence in Australia requires ongoing consideration unless they are relocated or can be otherwise excluded.

Item ID: 60541
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1446-5701
Copyright Information: © CSIRO 2019.
Funders: Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), IPID4all Germany Academic Exchange, Technische Universität Dresden Graduate Academy (TUDGA), Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship 2017, Australian Geographic Foundation (AGF), Australian Rhododendron Society, Ian Potter Foundation
Projects and Grants: ABRS grant RFL215-34, TUDGA Project 2015_43, AGF grant 2014
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 07:31
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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