Selliguea feei

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Selliguea feei


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands.


1 Selliguea feei is here taken in a restricted sense. It is part of an close-knit aggregate of mainly allopatric species: S. feei: Sumatra to Flores. — S. elmeri: Luzon. — S. caudiformis: Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas. — S. feeoides: Vanuatu to Pacific. — S. plantaginea and related species (see under S. plantaginea): New Guinea to Pacific. — Intermediate forms may be found between any two of these species. The differences between S. feei and each of these species are discussed under the separate species. 2. Specimens from Flores often have regularly trilobed fronds, a regularly notched margin and sclerenchyma strands in the rhizome. Similarly trilobed forms occur sporadically in Java, but are much more rare, and with a much lower proportion of trilobed fronds per collection. 3. Rarely the sori are interrupted, and very rarely fertile fronds have a distinct row of costal sori, as in S. caudiformis.


J. Sm. 1875: Hist. Fil.: 102
Blume 1828: Enum. Pl. Javae: Addenda
Bory 1829: Fl. Javae Filic.: 123
Alderw. 1917: Malayan Ferns: 405
Copel. 1947: Gen. Fil.: 209
Bory 1960: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 507
Hovenkamp 1998 – In: Blumea: 27
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java: 199
Alderw. 1908: Malayan Ferns: 675
C. Presl 1851: Epim. Bot.: 145