Paraselliguea leucophora

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Paraselliguea leucophora


Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present
Malesia: Borneo.


The most distinctive characters are the long-sinuous rhizome, the scattered, deciduous, long-subulate scales, the hairy lamina surface and the irregularly scattered sori. On the basis of each of these characters it could be accommodated in the genus Selliguea, but it would remain an aberrant species there. It combines characters that otherwise occur in widely disparate species.


Paraselliguea leucophora has been overlooked in all generic reclassifications of the Polypodiaceae. Informally, it has been assigned to Microsorum and Crypsinus (=Selliguea).