Drynaria pleuridioides

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Drynaria pleuridioides


Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Moluccas (Ambon?).




Roots used as substitute for Betel. Leaves placed on a bamboo pole near Areca trees are supposed to curse thieves with insanity (Alor).


Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java: 234
Tagawa 1973 – In: Acta Phytotax. Geobot.: 96
Diels 1917: Malayan Ferns: 415
Roos 1985: Drynarioideae: 272
Racib. 1898: Pterid. Buitenzorg: 117
Baker 1868 – In: Hook. & Baker, Syn. Fil.: 367
Alderw. 1908: Malayan Ferns: 697
Salomon 1883: Nomenclator: 314