Selliguea lateritia


Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present; Cambodia (Cambodia present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present) Peninsular Thailand: present southern Vietnam: present
Indochina (Thailand, Cambodia, southern Vietnam). Malesia: common in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Peninsular Thailand, Borneo (very common), sporadically in the Philippines, Sulawesi, and New Guinea.


1 Selliguea lateritia has been extensively confused with S. heterocarpa; see under that species for a discussion of the distinction. 3. Selliguea lateritia may be increasing in frequency, especially in Borneo, with many recent records. 2. Polypodium taeniophyllum represents an extremely narrow form, but is connected to the typical form by a series of intermediates. Plants from New Guinea have slightly thicker and stiffer scales which are not acicular and squarrose. They are more or less intermediate to S. heterocarpa, which seems to be absent from New Guinea.


Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1917: 384
Tardieu & C. Chr. - in Fl. Indo-Chine. 1941: 490
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 646


Selliguea lateritia (Baker) Hovenkamp in Blumea 43: 71. 1998
  • Polypodium lateritium Baker in Ann. Bot. (London) 5: 93. 1891
  • Selliguea metteniana var. lateritium Tardieu & C. Chr. in Notul. Syst. 8: 197. 1939
    • Unknown type category: Godefroy-Lebeuf 862.
  • =Polypodium treubii H. Christ in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg II: 121. 1905
  • Pleopeltis treubii Alderw. in Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 27: 6. 1909
  • Polypodium mettenianum f. treubii C. Chr. in Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 7: 161. 1928
  • Selliguea treubii Ching in Sunyatsenia 5: 260. 1940
    • Unknown type category: Hallier 3438 (L).
    • Unknown type category: Hallier 3438.
  • =Polypodium taeniophyllum Copel. in Philipp. J. Sc. Bot. 6: 65. 1912
  • Pleopeltis taeniophylla Alderw., Malayan Ferns: 378. 1917
  • Crypsinus taeniophyllus Copel., Gen. Fil.: 207. 1947
  • Selliguea taeniophylla Parris in Parris, Beaman & Beaman, The plants of Mount Kinabalu. I. Ferns and Fern Allies: 152. 1991
    • Unknown type category: Native Collector BS 769.