Pronephrium glandulosum

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Pronephrium glandulosum


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya present; Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Java, Sumatra, Malaya.


The lobing of pinnae is variable. One Java specimen at Kew (coli. Lobb) has both sterile and fertile pinnae almost entire. A specimen collected by Kurz on G. Salak (PR) has fertile pinnae 7 x 1.7 cm, lobed fully half-way to costa.
The name Aspidium glandulosum Bl. was variously misinterpreted by J. Smith, Kunze and Hooker, who cited specimens of other species; these citations were copied by Mettenius and Presl who both gave good descriptions. Apart from the presence of copious glands on lower surface and appressed hairs on the upper, this species is very similar to A. affine Bl., with which Beddome confused it under the name Nephrodium lineatum.


Racib. 1898 – In: Fl. Btzg: 185
v.A.v.R. 1908: Handb.: 215
J. Sm. 1862 – In: Hqok. Spec. Fil.: 76
Holttum 1955: p. 278. – In: Rev. Fl. Malaya: f. 160
Mett. 1858 – In: Farngatt.: 111
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java: 59
v.A.v.R. 1917: Handb.: 176
Presl 1851: Epim. Bot.: 45