Selliguea ferrea

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: mainland of New Guinea and surrounding islands: present
Malesia: scattered on the mainland of New Guinea and surrounding islands .

Morphology

Often a creeping, dorsiventral, sparsely leafy rhizome with long internodes terminates in a more erect, radial, densely leafy part. Similar radial shoots have also been found in S. tafana, as side shoots on an otherwise normal rhizome.

Citation

Copel., Gen. Fil. 1947: 208

Synonymy

Selliguea ferrea (Brause) Hovenkamp in Blumea 43: 43. 1998
  • Polypodium ferreum Brause in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 56: 197. 1920
  • Grammatopteridium ferreum C. Chr. in Dansk Bot. Ark. 6: 81. 1929
  • Oleandropsis ferrea Copel. in Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 18: 226. 1942
    • Unknown type category: Ledermann 8881.