Steiropteris polypodioides is endemic to Brazil (BA, MG, ES, RJ, SP and PR). It can be recognized by its lamina with truncate base, pinnae cuneate at bases, and linear sori. The most similar species is T. villosa, another Brazilian endemic from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, which differs by having lots of hairs on its leaves. Morphologically, they are unusual in Thelypteridaceae because of their linear sori.
Collection Data (F.B. Matos 976)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Thelypteridaceae
- Genus: Steiropteris (C. Chr.) Pic. Serm.
- Species: Steiropteris polypodioides (Raddi) Salino & T.E. Almeida
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 15-II-2006
- Primary Collector & #: F.B. Matos 976
- Collection Party: J.L. Paixão, S.C. Sant'Ana & M.M. Lopes
- Det. History: F.B. Matos, VIII.2006
- Habitat: Atlantic Forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: CEPEC, UPCB
- Location: Serra do Peito de Moça – – Arataca – Bahia – Brazil.
- Coordinates: -15.173611, -39.341667
- Elevation: 1000 m