Asplenium scortechinii Bedd.
Asplenium scortechinii Bedd., J. Bot. 1887: 322; Bedd., Suppl. Ferns Brit. Ind.: 27. 1892; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 220. 1940; Holttum, Rev. Fl. Malaya ed. 1, 2: 420. 1955 [‘1954’]; Holttum, Dansk Bot. Ark. 20: 28. 1961; Tagawa & K.Iwats., SouthE. Asian Stud. 5: 85. 1967; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 271. 1985; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 177. 2000.
Asplenium annamense Christ, J. Bot. 21: 232, 264. 1908; Tardieu, Aspl. Tonkin: 28, pl. 1, f. 1–2. 1932.
Epiphytic or lithophytic. Rhizome short, suberect, bearing a few to several fronds in a tuft, scaly near apex; scales oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrowing towards acute apex, about 7 by 3 mm, dark brown centrally, paler at edges, sometimes bearing irregular projections at margin, clathrate. Stipes not distinct from lamina, winged, stramineous or brownish. Frond simple, linear, 24–60 by 1.5–2.8 cm, broadest at middle, narrowing towards caudately long-acuminate apex, attenuate towards base, with shallow serration at margin at least in upper part or subentire; chartaceous, minutely scaly on midrib; midrib raised below, flat above, rather thick; lateral veins forming angles of 70–80° to midrib, simple or forked. Sori elongate along simple veins or acroscopic branches of forked ones, from near midrib to about 2/3 way towards edge of frond; indusia entire, up to 1.3 mm broad, firm .
Distribution in Thailand
NORTHERN: Phitsanulok; NORTH-EASTERN: Loei; SOUTH-EASTERN: Chanthaburi; PENINSULAR: Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Pattani, Yala.
Distribution in Laos
Distribution in Cambodia
Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia.
On mossy tree-trunks or on mossy rocks usually in dense evergreen forests at 900–1600 m alt.
Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment
Least Concern (LC). This species is widespread and not under any known threats.
Voucher specimens - Thailand
Middleton et al. 5083, Phitsanulok, Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park (E).
Voucher specimens - Laos
Poilane 15700 & 15808, Champasak, Boloven Plateau (P); Poilane16131, Salavan, Pou Set (P).
Voucher specimens - Cambodia
Poilane 28732 & 28741, Kompong Chhnang, Phnom Chom (P).
Rhizome and stipe bases
Upper surface of frond
Lower surface of frond
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