Check List 13(5): 621-633, doi: 10.15560/13.5.621
Checklist of ferns and lycophytes from Parque Estadual Mata das Flores, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
expand article infoPedro B. Schwartsburd, Cecília V. Miranda, Nelson T. L. Pena§, Marcelo H. Oliveira, Ronaldo Vinícius da Silva, Fabrício Marcolino
‡ Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil§ Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo, São Mateus, Brazil
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We present a checklist of ferns and lycophytes from Parque Estadual Mata das Flores, a state park located in Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The park has an area of 800 ha, and its main vegetation is composed of dry forest (at 150–500 m elev.), and a small portion of wet forest (500–700 m), within the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest biome. We found 83 taxa, including 75 species, 3 varieties, 4 putative hybrids, and 1 cultivar. Among these, 17 are newly recorded from the Espírito Santo. Twenty-five taxa are endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome, and 5 are endemic to southeastern Brazil, and 2 are narrow endemics to the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. Anemia blechnoides is the only vulnerable species found, according to the national red list. We found 4 naturalized species. Among the hybrids, 3 are reported for the first time in literature (Blechnum asplenioides × B. glandulosum, Campyloneurum decurrens × C. repens, and Doryopteris collina × D. lorentzii) and 1 for the first time in Brazil (B. glandulosum × B. polypodioides).
Atlantic Forest; ferns; hybrid ferns; new records; Pteridophyta; southeastern Brazil