Nephrolepis falcata

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Nephrolepis falcata


Habit, rhizome morphology. Hairs on lamina and costa absent.


Malesia: Philippines: Luzon, Samar, Negoro, Mindanao.


Similar in pinna shape and position of the sori to N. falciformis, but differs in the very dark, dense, squarrose rhachis scales; the denser and more persistent lamina scales, and the absence of hairs on the costae. Juvenile specimens of N. davallioides may have a similar rhachis indument and may then be impossible to distinguish from sterile fronds of N. falcata.


Hovenkamp & Miyam. - in Blumea. 2005: 302
Copel. - in Fern Fl. Philipp. 1958: 188