Dicksonia timorense (Diksoniaceae), a hemi-epiphytic new species of tree fern endemic on Timor Island, Indonesia

Bayu Adjie, Agung Kurniawan, Norio Sahashi, Yasuyuki Watano
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Dicksonia timorense B. Adjie is described and illustrated as an endemic new species from Timor Island, Indonesia. Population, hemi-epiphytic trait and phylogenetic relationship based on cpDNA sequences are discussed.


Dicksonia, Timor, Indonesia, New Species, Endemic, Hemi-epiphytic, cpDNA.

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