Microlepia kurzii (C.B.Clarke) Bedd.

Family

Dennstaedtiaceae

Nomenclature

Microlepia kurzii (C.B.Clarke) Bedd., Handb. Ferns Brit. India: 66. 1883; Ching, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 2: 238. 1959; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 121, f. 8.4. 1979; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 87. 2000. – Davallia kurzii C.B.Clarke, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot.: 446. 1880. – Type: Kurz (K), Burma.

Description

Fronds large, tripinnatifid; pinnae with linear-lanceolate pinnules more than 15 cm long, dissected to rachis (which is not wavy or only slightly so towards the apex) below into triangular subobtuse or lanceolate-caudate lobes which are bluntly serrate; texture subcoriaceous, uniformly pubescent beneath, segments distinctly cartilaginous at margin; venation not particularly prominent; involucres finely ciliate around margin .

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Chiang Mai, Lampang.

Wider Distribution

Upper Burma and China (Yunnan).

Ecology

On rather dry slopes in lower montane forest at medium altitudes.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

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