Asplenium antrophyoides Christ

Family

Aspleniaceae

Nomenclature

Asplenium antrophyoides Christ, Bull. Acad. Int. Geogr. Bot. 20: 170. 1909; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 218. 1940; Tagawa & K.Iwats., SouthE. Asian Stud. 5: 84. 1967; Holttum, Gard. Bull. Singapore 27: 154. 1974; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 270. 1985; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 138. 2000; Newman et al., Checkl. Vasc. Pl. Lao PDR: 25. 2007. – Neottopteris antrophyoides (Christ) Ching, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Bot. 10: 7. 1940. – Type: Cavalerie 1877, China (E, E00413973).

Description

Lithophytic. Rhizome short, ascending, bearing a few fronds in a tuft, scaly; scales brown, concolorous, not clathrate (although reported as clathrate in Flora of Thailand), up to 4 by 2 mm, margin with dark reddish brown papillae. Stipes green to stramineous, winged nearly to the base, glabrescent. Frond spathulate, gradually narrowing towards acuminate apex, rather abruptly narrowing from the broadest portion and broadly decurrent to wings of stipe, up to 60 cm long including stipe, 6 cm broad, the foliar portion about a half of whole length, subentire at margin; chartaceous, glabrous, green, paler below; midrib raised below, flat on upper surface, veins more or less visible on upper surface, usually forked near midrib, joining at apex to form submarginal veins about 0.5 mm inside margin. Sori elongate along vein, extending from near base to about 5 mm inside margin; indusia broad, entire .

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Chiang Mai.

Distribution in Laos

Khammouane, [Khouan].

Wider Distribution

SW China, Vietnam and Laos.

Ecology

On moist limestone cliffs in dense forests at about 1900 m on Doi Chiang Dao.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

Least Concern (LC). This species is widespread and not under any known threats.

Voucher specimens - Thailand

Middleton et al. 5001, Chiang Mai, Doi Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary (E); Middleton et al. 5030, Chiang Mai, Doi Ang Khang (E).

Habit

Habit

Habit

Habit

Whole plant from above

Whole plant from above

Whole plant from below

Whole plant from below

Rhizome and base of fronds

Rhizome and base of fronds

Scales

Scales

Croziers

Croziers

Upper surface of frond

Upper surface of frond

Older and younger sori

Older and younger sori

Older sori

Older sori

Older sori

Older sori

Older sori

Older sori

Younger sori

Younger sori

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