These images were taken in the mountains of Santa Catarina but there is also a similar species that is common in coastal forests of this region.
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I am an amateur botanist working on the fern and lycophyte flora of Santa Catarina Island, in southern Brazil. I also study the taxonomy of the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae).
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I am delighted to share our latest contribution in #AJB! This project has been a long time in the making and proved to be tons of fun. Special thanks to @TwistedChytrid and @FernCurator for their excellent diagrams! @KathleenPryer @Botanical_ @UMNDuluth @UMDSwenson #apomixis https://twitter.com/Botanical_/status/1364947946777804800
From the upcoming #AJB Life Without Water Issue:
A #drought‐driven model for the #evolution of obligate apomixis in #ferns: evidence from pellaeids (Pteridaceae) [by Amanda Grusz, Michael Windham, Kathryn Picard et al] https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajb2.1611 #botany #polyploidy @wileyplantsci
Polystichum kruckebergii from the Sierra Buttes (two years ago - wish I was there now!) #fernfriday #fernsofinstagram https://instagr.am/p/CGseUccp3Aa/