Pellaea timorensis Alderw.


Pteridaceae, subfamily Cheilanthoideae


Pellaea timorensis Alderw., Bull. Dept. Agric. Indes Neerl. 18: 11. 1908; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 175, t.168. 1939; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 124. 2000.


Rhizome short creeping. Stipe black, 12–20 cm long, scaly at base. Scales linear-lanceolate, margins with short projections. Lamina pinnate, lanceolate-oblong, 20–30 by 8–15 cm; pinnae long-stalked, stalk articulate, 10–15 pairs, c. 6 by 110–15 pairs, 1.5 cm, lanceolate, acute, margin revolute, crenate, base rounded to cordate; coriaceous, glabrous; rachis and pinna stalks black, shiny, costae black at base, venation weakly visible. Sori marginal .

Distribution in Thailand

SOUTH-EASTERN: Chanthaburi.

Distribution in Cambodia


Wider Distribution

Vietnam, Cambodia, Malesia.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

Voucher specimens - Thailand

Havananda 018, Chanthaburi (QBG).

Voucher specimens - Cambodia

Harmand s.n., Pursat (P).

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