Goniophlebium pseudoconnatum

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Goniophlebium pseudoconnatum


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present)
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea.


Goniophlebium pseudoconnatum is closely similar to G. subauriculatum, with which it co-occurs. The best distinction is in the rhizome scales, which, in G. pseudoconnatum, are dull brown, nearly entire or more strongly dentate near the acumen than at the base, have relatively short, wide cells in the acumen and a relatively wide apex. In G. subauriculatum the scales are more rufous, with a strongly and irregularly dentate base, they have longer, narrower cells in the acument and a long, filiform apex. The distinctions, however, are not completely sharp and intermediates occur. Other, even less clear-cut characters in which the two differ are:
pseudoconnatum subauriculatum
sclerenchyma strands in rhizome 30-50 > 100
glandular hairs on scales1- or 2-celled 1-celled
colour of fresh fronds dark green light green
stipe and rachis firm very flexible
diameter of sori 1.5-2 mm 1-1.5 mm
sporangia occasionally hairy glabrous

Incomplete specimens (without rhizome) cannot be identified with any certainty.




Rödl-Linder 1987 – In: Phil-ipp. J. Sc.: 158
Copel. 1990 – In: Blumea: 399