Pleocnemia macrodonta

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Pleocnemia macrodonta


Admiralty Is present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present); Philippines (Philippines present), E New Guinea present, Luzon present, Mindoro present, New Britain present, Sibuyan present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak), Philippines (Luzon, Sibuyan, Mindoro), E New Guinea, Admiralty Is., New Britain.


Fée did not print a description, but his figures (overlooked by Hooker) adequately distinguish this species from P. irregularis and P. bron niartii. The specimens named Tectaria cumingiana by Tardieu & C. Christensen (1941) represent the large form of P. irregularis referred to above.

Presl in 1836 based his new name Dictyopteris macrodonta on Polypodium macrodon Reinw.; in 1867 the latter binomial was preferred by Baker to Polypodium cumingianum Hook.; but neither Presl nor Baker cited a particular publication by Reinwardt, and I find no evidence that Reinwardt published the name which is not in either part of his Sylloge Plantarum No varum (1824).