Adiantum in the arboretum of the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Brazil

Sara Lopes de Sousa Winter Claudine Massi Mynssen Jefferson Prado About the authors

ABSTRACT

This work presents the survey of the genus Adiantum of the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. Thirteen species of the genus Adiantum and one cultivar were found. Twelve species are widely distributed in the Neotropic, one species is endemic of Brazil (Adiantum pentadactylon), and two species are native from the Paleotropic (A. caudatum, A. formosum). Keys, descriptions, illustrations and comments of the studied species are presented.

Key words:
flora; taxonomy; Pteridophyta; Adiantaceae; identification

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