Anemia gardneri is another narrow endemic species from the inselbergs of southeastern Brazil. It can be easily recognized by its coriaceous leaves with few pairs of orbiculate lateral pinnae, and apex subconform.
Collection Data (P.H. Labiak 4108)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Anemiaceae
- Genus: Anemia Sw.
- Species: Anemia gardneri Hook.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 13-VII-2007
- Primary Collector & #: P.H. Labiak 4108
- Collection Party: F.B. Matos & A. Fontana
- Det. History: P.H. Labiak & F.B. Matos, VII.2007
- Habitat: Atlantic Forest, Inselberg
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: MBML, UPCB
- Location: Alto Misterioso – – São Roque do Canaã – Espírito Santo – Brazil.
- Coordinates: -19.797222, -40.775
- Elevation: 1130 m
Wow, what a beautiful species. How narrowly distributed is it?
As far as I know, this species is limited to the mountains of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.