This collection made by Jonatan Castro is the second known locality of Ephemeropteris skinneri for Colombia. This species, and its close relatives E. palmense and E. tejeroi, differ from all other Athyriid ferns by ther long-creeping rhizomes, distichous phyllotaxis, and broad petiole bases that lack thickened trophopods. The rhizomes and petiole bases are also provided with minute hairs similar to root hairs, which are absent in the remainder of the family as far as we are aware.
Collection Data (J. Castro H. 932)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Athyriaceae
- Genus: Ephemeropteris R.C. Moran & Sundue
- Species: Ephemeropteris skinneri (Baker) R.C. Moran & Sundue
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Primary Collector & #: J. Castro H. 932
- Collection Party:
- Det. History: J. Castro Hernandez
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations:
Helecho terrestre, creciendo cerca a cuerpo de agua, ejes suculentos, soros cafés con indusio blanco. Planta poco frecuente. Con Cheilanthes skinneri.