Leptochilus minor

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Leptochilus minor


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), continental Asia present
Continental Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Indochina. In Malesia: Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi.


Larger forms of this species merge into L. decurrens and may be a reduced form of the latter species. Some forms possess a metallic blue tint when alive. In dry state these plants do not differ from the rest of this taxon. The metallic tint might be induced by the rheophytic habitat.


Copel. 1960 – In: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 491
Noot. 1997 – In: Blumea: 292
Fée 1850–1852: Gen. Filic.: 81
Hook. 1864 – In: Sp. Fil.: 277