Tectaria menyanthidis

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Tectaria menyanthidis


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), Banks Is present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present), Solomons present
Malesia: Philippines, New Guinea; Solomons, Banks Is., Fiji.


Young plants have simple fronds, the lamina to 25 × 4.5 cm and fertile. New Guinea plants often have a thicker caudex and larger fronds than those from the Philippines, also very dark basal scales; scales on Philippine plants are dull brown with paler filiform tips.


Holttum - in Nov. Bot. Delect. Sem. Horti Bot. Univ. Carol. Prag. 1969: 47
Brownlie, Pterid. Fl. Fiji. 1977: pl. 31, f. 3, 4
Copel., Fern Fl. Philipp. 1960: 313
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 244
Hook. - in Sp. Fil. 1862: 57
Mett., Farngatt. IV. 1858: 124
Holttum - in Novit. Bot. Delect. Seminum Horti Bot. Univ. Carol. Prag. 1969: 10