Taxonomic Revision of the Fern Genus Osmolindsaea (Lindsaeaceae)

$23.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:



The fern genus Osmolindsaea has recently been recognized as separate from Lindsaea on the basis of molecular data. Here we provide a taxonomic revision of Osmolindsaea based on morphological examination of herbarium specimens and molecular phylogenetic analysis of five plastid loci (trnL-trnF, trnH-psbA, rpoC1, rps4, and rps4-trnS). We recognize seven species in the genus, two of which are here described as new to science ( O. latisquama and O. leptolepida ) and three are transferred to this genus from Lindsaea ( O. himalaica , O. minor , and O. plumula ). A key to the species is provided, as well as descriptions, illustrations, synonymy, and a list of examined specimens for each species.

Keywords: Fern systematics; Lindsaea; Madagascar; molecular phylogeny; new species; pteridophytes

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2013

More about this publication?
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more