Tectaria crenata

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Tectaria crenata


minute hairs variously present on lower surface of costae, upper surface of costae glabrous or nearly so;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), Carolines present, New Hebrides present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present); Marianas present, Solomons present, western Malesia present
Malesia: Western Malesia, Philippines, New Guinea; Marianas, Carolines, Solomons, New Hebrides, Fiji.


This species appears to intergrade with T. repanda in the Philippines. One specimen from the Malay Peninsula may represent a hybrid with T. angulata; it has some irregular small sori in addition to the two rows normal for T. crenata, also buds at the bases of some pinnae.


plants in Malay Peninsula diploid (Holttum 1955: 626).


Copel. 1960: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 314
Hook. 1862 – In: Sp. Fil.: 56
Holttum 1969 – In: No vit. Bot. Delect. Seminum Horti Bot. Univ. Carol. Prag.: 27
Morton 1974 – In: Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb.: 349
Mett. 1856: Fil. Hort. Bot. Lips: 95: t. 21
St John 1954: p. 190. – In: Occas. Pap. Bernice P. Bishop Mus.: f. 5, 6
C. Chr. 1937 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark.: 14
Alderw. 1917: Malayan Ferns: 196
Holttum 1955 – In: Revis. Fl. Malaya: 510, 626