Ctenitis vilis

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Ctenitis vilis


Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present); Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Maluku (Maluku present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Peninsular Thailand present
Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula and Peninsular Thailand, Java, Borneo (Sarawak), Moluccas (Ambon).


Under Aspidium intermedium Blume cited only one collection, from Burangrang. The only specimen in the Leiden Rijksherbarium with this name and locality written by Blume was collected by Reinwardt, and is evidently the type. It is an unusually large specimen with lamina 39 cm long but only 11 cm wide (the pinnae are much upcurved). It is closely similar to the type of Nephrodium setosum Baker. However, in the herbarium Blume also identified other specimens as Aspidium intermedium, and sent a pinna of one of them to Hooker; that specimen is the type of C. alteroblumei.

The fern described under the name Aspidium vile by Raciborski in Pteridop. Buitenzorg (1898) is Macrothelypteris se tiger a (Blume) Ching; apparently this is also true of Alderw., Malayan Ferns (1908) 199.


Holttum 1955: p. 406. – In: Revis. Fl. Malaya: f. 293
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java: 43
Rosenst. 1917 – In: Meded. Rijksherb.: 6
C. Chr. 1929 – In: Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem.: 391
Ching 1985 – In: Blumea: 20