Pseudophegopteris paludosa

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Pseudophegopteris paludosa


Asia-Tropical, Eastern New Guinea present
Apparently throughout Malesia, to Eastern New Guinea, on mountains at 1200-2500 m, but specimens are few.


The specific epithet brunnea, taken up by Christensen in Index Filicum and sub- sequently used by several authors, was never val- idated. This Malesian species differs from the Indian P. pyrrhorhachis (Kunze) Ching in its massive erect caudex and larger size. I cannot decide, from herbarium specimens, how many species of this alliance occur in India; there, as in Malesia, more field work is needed.


Holttum & Roy 1965 – In: Blumea. p 131
Holttum 1969 – In: Blumea. p 23
Hook. 1862 – In: Spec. Fil. p 214
Holttum 1955 – In: Rev. Fl. Malaya. p 240
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java. p 46