Phlegmariurus mooreanus, (Lycopodiaceae), Chapada Diamantina, Mucugê, Bahia, Brasil

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Vinícius Antonio de … on May 11, 2007

Huperzia mooreana (Baker) Holub. Agradeço ao amigo Alexandre Salino pela determinação da espécie. Esta foto não está mapeada porque esta espécie está ameaçada de extinção. Informações adicionais sobre pteridófitas brasileiras (samambaias e plantas afins) podem ser obtidas na página sobre pteridófitas do Departamento de Botânica da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

Huperzia mooreana (Baker) Holub. I acknowledge my friend Alexandre Salino for identifying the species. This photo is not mapped because this species is threatened with extinction. Additional informations on Brazilian pteridophytes (ferns and fern allies) can be obtained on the website about pteridophytes of the Botany Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (in portuguese).

Rui Soares on June 9, 2007

Olá Vinicius! Esta Huperzia é giríssima. A morfologia é idêntica à de um cacto. As folhas espinhosas são uma adaptação a um clima seco?... Abração, Rui

Vinícius Antonio de … on June 11, 2007

Olá, Rui. Tudo certo?

Giríssima? Esta não encontrei nem no Caudas Aulete! É gíria? Morrendo e aprendendo, como dizia meu saudoso avô.

O clima da Chapada Diamantina, hodiernamente, é bastante úmido. Só se no passado foi seco - não sei dizer. Nos locais onde ela cresce venta bastante e a temperatura varia muito do dia para a noite. Talvez uma adatação a estas condições ambientais, como as plantas de florestas nebulares, com esclerofilia como uma condição comum?

Um abração.

Rui Soares on June 12, 2007

Olá Vinicius, tudo bem por aqui. Os termos "giro/a" como adjectivos são pouco conhecidos no Brasil. "Giro/a" significa bonito/a. A planta é giríssima, porque é muito bonita :)Quando a vi na foto, o primeiro pensamento foi: "o cacto das pteridófitas". Abração

Gábor Kurucz on December 7, 2008

Dear Vinícius,

It's a phanatastic picture about this species of gen. Huperzia (L.) Bernh. sect. Brongniartia (Nessel) Oellgaard, but it's seems to me that your indentification is fals. This species closely resembling me the Huperzia pungentifolia (Silveira)Oellgaard /= Lyc. ouropretanum Christ, = U. hennebergorum Nessel), rather than the forms of Huperzia mooreana (Baker)Holub (= H. sydowiorum (Herter) Rolleri et Deferrari or =L. luetzelburgii Rosenstock). The Huperzia mooreana is thicker, stiffly erect and stems are covered by definitely rigid, xeromorph-like, not acute-apiced, hooklike leaves. The architecture is H. mooreana is rather like as some Crassa-like species, reather than its (like as an Reflexae). The orthostichies more than this species and have well definitely spirostichies on the negatively gravitropic branches. The other hand: this psecies has evidently sclerenchymatised margins and entire-margined. I studied the Huperziaceae....;-)and prepared some manuscripts about the taxonomy and evolution of this family. One manuscript is enclosed to Nordic J Bot about the architectural evolution of modern Lycopodiales.... I'm keen on this plants...:-) YS, naturally, because this species extremely rare and endemic. Best wishes, Gábor Kurucz (Pécs - Hungary)

Vinícius Antonio de … on December 8, 2008

Hello, Gábor. How are you? Thank you very much for your remarks. The id is not mine, is from Alexandre Salino, a great Brazilian pteridologist friend of mine. I will send your comment to him, because we thought this plant was H. mooreana - in Brazilian herbaria it is determined as H. mooreana. Could you sent your e-mail for we change some messages? I'm very interested in Lycopodiaceae, especially Huperzia (I'm a pteridologist as well). It's not easy determining Brazilian species of this genus!

Many greetings

Gábor Kurucz on December 8, 2008

Dear Vinícius,

I seen your plant which is determined as Huperzia mooreana by Alexandre Salino based on herbarial materials. I honestly think that the determination is incorrect, because the typification of the Huperzia mooreana is different in some characters from this: shape of leaves, margins of leaves, architectural features (i. e. branching patterns of the negatively gravitropic branches), orthostichies (and so para-or spirostichies). The apex of it's is very similar to the all herbarial materials of the H. pungentifolia and the leaves of H. mooreana are never aristate-like sclerenchymatous as the apex of this present plant. This plant is extremely similar to the NYBG No. 29233 (from Minas Gerais). Similarly: The holotype materials of the Urostachys hennebergorum Nessel which is an older synonyme of H. pungentifolia as presented by Oellgaard et Windisch in Bradea (1987) is similar to this species. (Original description of origin of Nessel's material was fals in Repert. Spec. Nov. Reg. Veg. 1940) Really, all neotropical species of Huperzia is very difficult to the exact identification, because the morphological range is very close between two similar form-series. It seems to me that this Huperzia species are rather presentable as a "micropsecies-like" forms as a classical and well-circumscribed 'Linneon-like' species....I honestly think (opposite to recently accepted point of view) that the 're-terrestrailisation' (after Wikström and Kenrick) of the Huperzia s. l. in the New World is based on the extremely accident brasilian species of the genus. The Brasilian endemics are presentable as a relict of the moment of 're-terrestrialisation' before the orogenesis of the Andes. The andean species are younger than the endemics of Brasilian areas. (Only one evidence presents the determination: Bahia...., which is the originaly area of H. mooreana but it's too few for me...:-) For example: H. pflanzii is very disjunct in an originally discontinous endemic area, or others in Noetropics.) My mail address: gaborkurucz.bot@gmail.com Best wishes, Gábor

Vinícius Antonio de … on February 20, 2009

Huperzia cf. pungentifolia (Silveira) B. Øllg. (Lycopodiaceae). Agradeço a Gábor Kurucz pela determinação da espécie.

Huperzia cf. pungentifolia (Silveira) B. Øllg. (Lycopodiaceae). Acknowledgements to Gábor Kurucz for species determination.

Vinícius Antonio de … on August 29, 2013

The name Huperzia mooreana (Baker) Holub is now considered a synonym of Phlegmariurus mooreanus (Baker) B.Øllg., published at Rodriguésia. O nome Huperzia mooreana (Baker) Holub é agora considerado um sinônimo de Phlegmariurus mooreanus (Baker) B.Øllg., publicado na revista Rodriguésia

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