Microlepia taiwaniana Tagawa

Family

Dennstaedtiaceae

Nomenclature

Microlepia taiwaniana Tagawa, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 10: 199. 1941; Tagawa & K.Iwats., SouthE. Asian Stud. 5: 72. 1967; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 118, f. 7.6. 1979; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 89. 2000.

Microlepia trapeziformis auct. non (Roxb.) Kuhn: Tagawa & K.Iwats., SouthE. Asian Stud. 3(3): 82. 1965.

Description

Laminae tripinnatisect; rachis and costae hairy on both surfaces; pinnules more or less entire, round to moderately acute at apex ; hairs on veins and veinlets underneath soft, more or less adpressed.

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai.

Wider Distribution

Taiwan (known only from the type collection).

Ecology

On moist ground or along streams in dense tropical evergreen forest at 400–1000 m alt

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

Data Deficient (DD). This species is known from very few disjunct collections and its status at these localities requires further research.

Notes

Unpublished work has suggested this may be a synonym of Microlepia rhomboidea (Wall. ex Kunze) Prantl.  We have not yet confirmed this.

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