Tectaria barberi

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Tectaria barberi


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Sulu Archipelago present, southern Burma present
Southern Burma and Thailand; in Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sulu Archipelago.


Hooker cited three syntypes for Polypodium barberi: Wallich 379 from Tavoy, Wallich s.n. from Penang and Barber s.n. from Borneo. The Tavoy specimen was part of the material named Aspidium variolosum by Wallich. The types of A. kunstleri Bedd. and Phegopteris polycarpa Mett. are unusually large specimens. Mettenius noted the resemblance of the latter to A. barberi Hook.; Christensen saw the type and confirmed to me that it is not distinct.

Manton found a plant from Singapore to be tetraploid. Experiment is desirable to indicate the relationship of this species to others; if it is allotetraploid, one parent is probably T. impressa.


tetraploid (Manton in Holttum 1955).


Bedd. 1883: Handb. Ferns Brit. India: 300
Holttum 1955: 508, 626. – In: Revis. Fl. Malaya: f. 300
Bedd. 1883: Handb. Ferns Brit. India: 298
Alderw. 1908: Malayan Ferns: 236
Alderw 1908: Malayan Ferns: 515