Selliguea hellwigii

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, New Guinea present
Malesia: mainland of New Guinea.

Morphology

This is one of the more easily recognisable segregates from the Selliguea enervis-complex, which can be distinguished by the usually pronounced frond dimorphism (although nearly monomorphic plants also occur), the nearly constant presence of hydathodes (rare in the New Guinean representatives of the S. enervis-complex), and the flat, incurved lamina margin (usually thickened, not incurved in the S. enervis-complex).

Citation

Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 645
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1917: 383

Synonymy

Selliguea hellwigii (Diels) Hovenkamp in Blumea 43: 82. 1998
  • Polypodium hellwigii Diels in K. Schum. & Lauterb., Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee: 140. 1901
  • Pleopeltis hellwigii Alderw. in Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 27: 6. 1909
  • Crypsinus hellwigii Copel., Gen. Fil.: 206. 1947
    • Unknown type category: Hellwig 325a.
  • =Polypodium senescens Copel. in Philipp. J. Sc. Bot. 6: 88. 1911
  • Pleopeltis senescens Alderw., Malayan Ferns: 376. 1917
  • Crypsinus senescens Copel., Gen. Fil.: 207. 1947
    • Unknown type category: King 274.
  • =Pleopeltis obolophylla Alderw. in Nova Guinea 16: 38. 1924
  • Polypodium obolophyllum C. Chr., Index Filic.: 154. 1934
    • Unknown type category: Lam 1476 (L).
    • Unknown type category: Lam 1476.