Diplazium megaphyllum (Baker) Christ

Family

Athyriaceae

Nomenclature

Diplazium megaphyllum (Baker) Christ, Bull. Herb. Boiss. 6: 961. 1898; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 251. 1940; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 24: 63. 1969; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 456. 1988; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 193. 2000. – Asplenium megaphyllum Baker, J. Bot. 1890: 264.

Description

Similar to Diplazium accedens in general habit, trichomes, and pinnation, but differs in: lateral pinnae rounded to subtruncate or rarely subcordate at base; rachis not gemmiferous; veins free or very rarely irregularly anastomosing, all except the basal pairs of veinlets running to the margin of lobes.

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Tak.

Wider Distribution

E Burma, SW China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan), Taiwan, Vietnam.

Ecology

Along streamlets in moist evergreen forests at about 800 m alt.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

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