Diplazium longicarpum   (Kodama)


 
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Hahajima Wood Fern
(Diplazium longicarpum)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Japan: Hahajima / Ogasawara Islands

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
The only known popluation of this fern species was restricted to a small valley in the northern part of Hahajima Island, with a specific, semimoist microclimate.

This tiny population was completely destroyed when the upper part of this valley was buried by road construction.

 
References:

- Tod F. Stuessy; Mikio Ono: Evolution and Speciation of Island Plants. Cambridge University Press, 1998