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Type: Article
Published: 2017-01-20
Page range: 65–73
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Parablechnum roraimense and P. paucipinna spp. nov. (Blechnaceae: Polypodiopsida), lectotypification of P. stuebelii, and citation corrections in the family

Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Rua José Lourenço Kelmer, s.n. - Campus Universitário, Bairro São Pedro, 36036-900, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
University Herbarium, University of California, 1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg. #2465, Berkeley, CA 94720-2465, U.S.A.
Departamento de Ciências Naturais, Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Rua Antonio da Veiga, 140, Victor Konder, 89012-900, Blumenau, SC, Brazil
Blechnum South America ferns pteridophytes


We describe here two new species of Parablechnum from the Neotropics. One of them, P. roraimense, was discovered as a result of visits to the herbaria BM, K, P, PR, and S, as part of the Reflora Project, by the first author. The other new species, P. paucipinna, is from eastern Venezuela. Additionally, we lectotypify a very distinctive Parablechnum, P. stuebelii described from Colombia, now known also from Ecuador and Peru. Finally, we correct five combinations in the family.