Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Aurélien

All Aglaomorpha now Drynaria

3 posts in this topic

Hi  all,

 

Recent studies in phylogeny had proved genus Drynaria to be paraphyletic.

 

All drynarioid humus-collecting ferns should be now regarded as Drynaria.

 

This include the 9 species of Aglaomorpha and the 2 species of Christiopteris.

 

The whole publication (only one page of recombinations!) here:

 

http://www.biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/download/phytotaxa.230.3.11/16143.

 

It's not really perturbating to me, as these ferns had the same habit and show many similarities.

 

The best,

Aurélien

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Aurelien

 

I have been collecting and growing Aglaomorphas for many years and have no problem with allocating them to Drynaria. The confusing part for me is that they state only 9 species of Aglaomorpha, what happened to A.acuminata, A.cornucopia, A.coronans, A.drynaroides, A.leporela and A.heraclea? I did not see them mentioned as species or even synonyms and I grow 3 of these species as well as 4 of the species they have listed.

 

Cheers,

Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Robert,

 

Christenhusz just produces the new combinations to put all Aglaomorpha under Drynaria.

 

Thus, many of them has old combinations under the genus Drynaria.

For example, the A. heraclea was described as Polypodium heracleum  by Kunze in 1848. Thus, T. Moore assesed it as Drynaria heraclea in 1862.

The name Aglaomorpha heraclea was only put by Copeland in 1929!

 

See https://worldplants.webarchiv.kit.edu/ferns/to have all names and historic.

 

Is it clearer?

 

The best,

Aurélien

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0