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