Nephrolepis dicksonioides

Description

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

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Maluku (Malukupresent); New Guineapresent; Sulawesi (Sulawesipresent) Solomon Islands: present
Malesia: Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea; Solomon Islands.

Notes

Nephrolepis dicksonioides has been confused with N. abrupta and N. acuminata. It has fertile pinnae similarly incised as typical specimens of N. acuminata, and marginal sori similar to those of N. abrupta, but differs from both in the indusium having a broad base, innervated by 2 or 3 veins. The apex of the sorus-bearing tooth is often dilated. From N. abrupta it can also be distinguished by the shape of the pinnae: the fertile ones are more constantly deeply divided, the sterile ones more distinctly acuminate, narrowing to a distinct cauda from c. halfway.

Citation

Holttum - in Revis. Fl. Malaya, 2nd ed. 1968: 376
Hovenkamp & Miyam. - in Blumea. 2005: 300

Synonymy

Nephrolepis dicksonioides H.Christ in Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel 11: 241. 1895
  • Dicksonia nephrolepioides H.Christ in Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel 11: 241. 1895
    • Type: Sarasin 1030 (P).
    • Type: Sarasin 1030.
  • =Nephrolepis rosenstockii Brause in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49: 25. 1913
    • Unknown type category: Schlechter 16494 (L).
    • Unknown type category: Schlechter 16494 (P).
    • Unknown type category: Schlechter 16494.