Family Cyatheaceae
Basionym Cyathea tortuosa R. C. Moran
Original Identification Cyathea tortuosa R. C. Moran sp. nov.
Current Taxon Cyathea tortuosa R. C. Moran
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Novon 1(2): 99, f. 8. 1991.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 346162
Primary Collector Robbin C. Moran
Collector Number 5187
Collection Date 27 Jan 1991
Country Ecuador
Province/State Napo
Plant Location Notes Tena Canton. Jatun Sacha Biological Station. 7 km east of Misahualli, south bank of Rio Napo. Tropical rain forest 77°36'W 01°04'S. 400 m.
Plant Description Notes Terrestrial, trunk ca. 2m tall, with 9 leaves and several old, dead leaves hanging from their petiole bases. Leaves elliptic, broadest at middle, ca. 2 m long.
Broad geographical location South America
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