Crepidomanes brevipes (C.Presl) Copel.

Family

Hymenophyllaceae

Nomenclature

Crepidomanes brevipes (C.Presl) Copel., Philipp. J. Sci. 67: 60. 1938; Tagawa & K.Iwats., SouthE. Asian Stud. 5: 42. 1967; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 91. 1979; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 613. 1989; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 69. 2000. – Didymoglossum brevipes C.Presl, Hymenophyllaceae: 139. 1843. – Trichomanes brevipes (C.Presl) Baker, Syn. Fil.: 84. 1867; Copel., Philipp. J. Sci. 51: 182, pl. 20. 1933.

Description

Rhizome slender, densely covered with dark brownish hairs, bearing the fronds about 1 cm apart. Stipes short, 0.2–0.6 cm long, winged in the upper part. Laminae bipinnatifid, ovate to oblong-ovate, moderately acute at apex, cuneate at base, 1.5–2 cm long, 0.7–1 cm wide; pinnae with 2–5 segments, costae and costules with broad wings; ultimate segments round to acute at apex, entire and flat, about 0.6 mm wide, decurrent onto axes forming wings; false veinlets many, short and oblique, or submarginal and interrupted. Sori at apices of the short acroscopic segments; involucre tubular, winged, with bilabiate mouth, the lips round at apex, about one-third of the length of the involucre .

Distribution in Thailand

PENINSULAR: Krabi, Trang.

Wider Distribution

Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea and Micronesia.

Ecology

On moist rocks near streams in dense evergreen forest.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

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