Pneumatopteris papuana

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Pneumatopteris papuana


Asia-Tropical, Eastern New Guinea present
Malesia: Eastern New Guinea, 1750-2000 m.


A specimen from near Bulolo has pinnae to 24 x 3.5 cm, lobed rather more than ⅔, with copious brown hairs on lower surface of rachis and costae. Field study of this and P. jermyi is needed to confirm distinctions between them, or possibly to indicate that they should be united.