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 1969 – In: Nov. Bot. Delect. Sem. Horti Bot. Univ. Carol. Prag.: 47
Brownlie 1977: Pterid. Fl. Fiji: 290: pl. 31, f. 3, 4
Copel. 1960: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 313
Alderw. 1908: Malayan Ferns: 244
Hook. 1862 – In: Sp. Fil.: 57
Mett. 1858: Farngatt. IV: 124
Holttum 1969 – In: Novit. Bot. Delect. Seminum Horti Bot. Univ. Carol. Prag.: 10