Tectaria rheophytica

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, New Guinea present Mt Bougainville: present
Malesia: New Guinea (known only from the type and Croft 1623, foot of Mt Bougainville near West Irian border).

Taxonomy

The sori are arranged as in T. christovalensis (C. Chr.) Alston but the frond-form is different; the latter species is not a rheophyte.

Synonymy

Tectaria rheophytica Holttum in Blumea 35: 554. 1991
    • Type: Papua New Guinea, W Sepik, Blackwater Creek logging area, J. R. Croft 1681 (K).
    • Isotype: Papua New Guinea, W Sepik, Blackwater Creek logging area, J. R. Croft 1681 (LAE).

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