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Danaea arbuscula

Maarten Christenhusz
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Containing group: "Arthrodanaea"


The recently described Danaea arbuscula Christenh. & Tuomisto, occurs in Andean cloud forests and in montane forests on Guadeloupe. It is recognized by the slender, elongate rhizome on which the fronds are widely placed apart. This rhizome can grow over 1 m tall, the tallest in the genus. The fronds are yellowish or greyish green, and leathery in texture. The pinnae are entire and the stipe is nodose.

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Scientific Name Danaea arbuscula Christenhusz & Tuomisto
Location Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru
Comments Picture of the type collection in the field.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Maarten Christenhusz
Life Cycle Stage sporophyte
Copyright © 2002 Maarten Christenhusz
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Maarten Christenhusz
The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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