Pyrrosia rasamalae

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Pyrrosia rasamalae


Stellate hairs dimorphic, forming a dense mat, light brown, the straight rays boat-shaped to acicular, separate from the lower layer.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Burma present, N Luzon present
Burma. Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Philippines (N Luzon).




1 This species has often been named P. floccigera, properly a synonym of P. albicans. 2. Large forms have been separated as Niphobolus lanuginosus, but there is a gradual transition between these and smaller forms.


Giesenh., Niphobolus. 1901: 189
Copel. - in Sarawak Mus. J. 1917: 409
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 685
Copel., Fern Fl. Philipp. 1960: 473
Holttum - in Revis. Fl. Malaya. 1955: 147
Ching - in Bull. Chin. Bot. Soc. 1935: 71
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 687
Backer & Posth., Varenfl. Java. 1939: 240
C. Chr. & Holttum - in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 1934: 313
Hovenkamp - in Leiden Bot. Ser. 1986: 233
Holttum - in Revis. Fl. Malaya. 1955: 147
Giesenh., Niphobolus. 1901: 187
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 686
Backer & Posth., Varenfl. Java. 1939: 243