Polystichum lonchitis (L.) Roth – nauja Lietuvoje sporinių induočių rūšis [Polystichum lonchitis (L.) Roth – a new species of pteridophytes in Lithuania]. – Botanica Lithuanica, Suppl. 4: 11–18

In 2001 new species for Lithuanian flora – Polystichum lonchitis – was found in Labanoras Regional Park (Švenčionys district, East Lithuania). The species was found in a pit of anthropogenic origin in the community of mixed forest (Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies, Fraxinus excelsior, Salix caprea, Tilia cordata). This pit was overgrown with mosses (Hylocomium splendens) and herbs (Dryopteris carthusiana, D. filixmas, Fragaria vesca, Luzula pilosa, Vicia pisiformis). Geographical distribution, morphologic and ecologic characteristics of the species are described.

Keywords: Pteridophyta, Polystichum lonchitis, distribution, Lithuania.

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