Pyrrosia angustata

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Pyrrosia angustata


Stellate hairs dimorphic, forming a thin to thick mat, often fugaceous, light whitish brown, the straight upper rays boat-shaped to acicular.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sumatera (Sumatera present), Peninsular Thailand present
Malesia: Peninsular Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo. Rare in the Moluccas, doubtful records from Java and New Guinea.


1 Older specimens may completely lose all indument, as well as the characteristically recurved acumens of the rhizome scales, and are then sometimes confused with P. serpens (an exclusively Pacific species). 2. Rarely, specimens occur with more than one row of sori between midrib and margin.




Alderw. 1917: Malayan Ferns: 413
Copel. 1917 – In: Sarawak Mus. J.: 410
Morton 1967 – In: Contr. U.S. Nat. Herb.: 339
Giesenh. 1901: Niphobolus: 193
Baker 1867: Syn. Fil.: 356
Copel. 1960: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 470
Hovenkamp 1986 – In: Leiden Bot. Ser.: 156
Racib. 1898: Pterid. Buitenzorg: 100
Mett. 1856: p. 122. – In: Farngatt.: pl. 3
Holttum 1928 – In: J. Malay Br. As. Soc.: 20
Hoshiz. 1981: p. 57. – In: Baileya: f. 1
Holttum 1955: p. 143. – In: Revis. Fl. Malaya: f. 58
J. Sm. 1875: Hist. Fil.: 105
Copel. 1917 – In: Sarawak Mus. J.: 410
C. Presl 1851: Epim. Bot.: 126