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Atlas of the pteridophytes of Luxembourg
Title: Atlas of the pteridophytes of Luxembourg
Title alternative: Online atlas of the pteridophytes of Luxembourg
Creator: Krippel, Yves
Publisher: Musée national d'histoire naturelle
Abstract: This website is dedicated to the pteridophyte flora (ferns, horsetails and clubmosses) of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. In the last decades, ferns and allied plants - especially subspecies and hybrids - were often neglected by botanists in Luxembourg, so that reliable data about distribution and status of pteridophyte species is often lacking. Over the last few years, the study of the pteridophytes of Luxembourg was relaunched, and the existing information deficiencies are progressively reduced. Luxembourg is internationally known for the relictual populations of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense (L.) Smith (Tunbridge filmy-fern), first discovered in this continental island in 1821. But Hymenophyllum is not the only interesting fern in Luxembourg. Despite the small territory of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the diversity of pteridophytes is remarkable. Not less than 62 pteridophytes (species, subspecies, nothosubspecies and hybrids) are known for Luxembourg. More than 95% of all pteridophytes known in Luxembourg occur or have occurred in the 'Petite Suisse' area. Not to be underestimated is the diversity on Devonian schist. Regrettably a certain number of species haven't been observed in the last decades and can be considered as extinct in wild. Fortunately new taxons were discovered recently. At present date the pteridophyte flora of Luxembourg counts 5 clubmosses, 7 horsetails and 50 ferns. Let's hope that these numbers aren't decreasing in future. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Pteridophyta (Vascular seedless plants) (587)
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Spatial coverage: Southern Low Countries, Belgium
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2014-10-28
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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