Adiantumshastense, a new species of maidenhair fern from California.
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A new species of Adiantum is described from California. This species is endemic to northern California and is currently known only from Shasta County. We describe its discovery after first being collected over a century ago and distinguish it from Adiantumjordanii and Adiantumcapillus-veneris. It is evergreen and is sometimes, but not always, associated with limestone. The range of Adiantumshastense Huiet & A.R.Sm., sp. nov., is similar to several other Shasta County endemics that occur in the mesic forests of the Eastern Klamath Range, close to Shasta Lake, on limestone and metasedimentary substrates.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3897/phytokeys.53.5151
Publication InfoHuiet, L; Lenz, M; Nelson, JK; Pryer, Kathleen M; & Smith, AR (2015). Adiantumshastense, a new species of maidenhair fern from California. PhytoKeys(53). pp. 73-81. 10.3897/phytokeys.53.5151. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/10799.
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My research focuses on understanding the evolutionary relationships of ancient land plants, especially ferns and horsetails, by integrating evidence from morphology, molecules (DNA sequence data from multiple genes), and the fossil record. I use an explicit phylogenetic framework to examine the morphological evolution of various sporophytic and gametophytic characters within vascular plants, and to gain insight into the evolution of various life history traits and the body plans that typ