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Hymenophyllum megistocarpum

(Hymenophyllum megistocarpum)

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Description

Hymenophyllum megistocarpum is a species of fern in the family Hymenophyllaceae. It is endemic to Ecuador, where it has not been seen since the original collection in 1935. It was found in wet forest habitat at an elevation of 3200 meters in the Andes. The area is undergoing habitat degradation.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Hymenophyllales
Family:Hymenophyllaceae
Genus:Hymenophyllum
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