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1 July 2009 Cyathea atrocastanea, a New Tree Fern from the Atlantic Rain Forest of Southeastern Brazil
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Cyathea atrocastanea , a new species of tree fern is described, illustrated, and compared with similar species. This new species should be classified as vulnerable (VU) according to the IUCN criteria. This species is distinct by its atrocastaneous and scurfy petiole, and rachis, and by the broad ovate and yellowish, nonbullate scales on the costulae and midveins. A key to the exindusiate species from southeastern Brazil with nondenticulate petiole scales is also presented.

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Paulo H. Labiak and Fernando B. Matos "Cyathea atrocastanea, a New Tree Fern from the Atlantic Rain Forest of Southeastern Brazil," Systematic Botany 34(3), 476-480, (1 July 2009). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364409789271326
Published: 1 July 2009
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