Loxogramme cuspidata (Zenker) M.G.Price

Family

Polypodiaceae

Nomenclature

Loxogramme cuspidata (Zenker) M.G.Price, Amer. Fern J. 74: 61. 1984; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 277. 2000; Newman et al., Checkl. Vasc. Pl. Lao PDR: 30. 2007. – Grammitis cuspidata Zenker, Pl. Ind. 1: t. 2. 1835.

Description

Description incorporating data from Zhang Xianchun, Flora of China first draft of Loxogrammaceae at http://hua.huh.harvard.edu/china/mss/volume03/Loxogrammaceae-MO_original.htm

Rhizome short or long creeping, densely scaly throughout; scales narrowly ovate with long acuminate apex, entire. Stipes winged almost to base. Laminae narrowly obovate, acuminate to caudate at apex, 35-40 x 3 cm, widest at upper 1/3, attenuate at base and decurrent to narrow wings of stipe; costae prominent above, stramineous or pale green; veins indistinct, anastomosing to form areoles with free included veinlets, glabrous on both surfaces. Sori linear, oblique to midrib, superficial, up to 2.5 cm long, paraphyses few, sparse.

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Chiang Mai.

Distribution in Laos

Khammouane.

Wider Distribution

India, Sri Lanka, China.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

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