Leptochilus decurrens

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Leptochilus decurrens


Asia-Tropical, Christmas I present, India to southern China and northern Indochina present, Indian Ocean present, continental Asia present
Continental Asia: India to southern China and northern Indochina, Indian Ocean: Christmas I Throughout Malesia.


This species is very variable especially in the leaf base which can be long-decurrent and not leaving a stipe, or a (long) stipe may be present. Small fronds generally have a venation with the veins forked near the costa; this venation may occur apically in larger fronds. Leptochilus trifidus Alderw. probably is a hybrid between L. decurrens and L. macrophyllus.


W.C. Shieh et al. 1994 – In: Fl. Taiwan, ed. 2: 494
Copel. 1960 – In: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 488
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java: 231
Nakaike 1975: Enum. Pterid. Jap. Filic.: 339
C. Chr. 1931 – In: Contr. U.S. Nat. Herb.: 325
Noot. 1997 – In: Blumea: 279
Holttum 1954 – In: Revis. Fl. Malaya: 164