This species of Rumohra is very common on the coastal sand dunes of Florianópolis, Brazil.
Collection Data (N. P. Smith 311)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Dryopteridaceae
- Genus: Rumohra Raddi
- Species: Rumohra adiantiformis (G. Forst.) Ching
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 05-XI-2011
- Primary Collector & #: N. P. Smith 311
- Collection Party:
- Det. History: Michael Sundue, 2011 (from photos).
- Habitat: Sand dunes
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations:
- Location: Rio Tavares (Ilha da Santa Catarina) – Florianópolis – – Santa Catarina – Brazil.
- Coordinates: 27 39' 18.24" S, 48 28' 15.49 W
That is Rumohra adiantiformis. I have heard that it grows in beach strand in Brazil, but never seen a photo. In the Andes it is an epiphyte of humid forests. That species has a circum-austral distribution and can be found in S. America, S. Africa, and Australia.
Thanks for the det. This is one of the most common ferns that grows on the coast around Florianópolis. I will collect more material and ask FLOR to mail duplicates to VT.