Tectaria setulosa (Baker) Holttum




Tectaria setulosa (Baker) Holttum, Fl. Males., Ser. II, Pterid. 2: 47. 1991. – Nephrodium setulosum Baker, J. Bot. 28: 265. 1890. – Ctenitopsis setulosa (Baker) C.Chr., Notul. Syst. (Paris) 7: 87. 1938; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 352. 1941. – Type: Balansa 1836, Vietnam (P, K).


Description from Holttum, Fl. Males., Ser. II, Pterid. 2: 47. 1991.

Caudex short, erect; stipe to 55 cm long, short-hairy throughout, basal scales 12 x 1 mm, scattered narrower ones also above base: lamina to 70 cm long, rather thin; basal pinnae to 40 cm long, their basal basiscopic pinnules to 16 x 6 cm, deeply lobed with crenate lobes, the basal lobes forming free tertiary leaflets: suprabasal pinnae bearing 3 or 4 pairs of free or adnate pinnules; distal adnate pinnae lobed to 3–4 mm from the costa, their basal basiscopic lobes decurrent on the rachis; pinna-rachises and costae short-hairy throughout on lower surface with sparse shorter hairs on veins, densely hairy on upper surface, the hairs more than 0.5 mm long, scattered similar hairs present between veins; lateral veins in lobes of pinnae slender and prominent on the lower surface, forked or subpinnate; fertile pinnules as large as sterile ones, their lobes obtuse, crenate; sori about medial in the lobes, at the ends of acroscopic vein-branches, or a few additional ones also on basal lobes; indusia large, firm, glabrous .

Distribution in Laos

Khammouane, Champasak.

Wider Distribution

Vietnam, Burma, Peninsular Malaysia.


In forest at about 1050 m.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

Voucher specimens - Laos

Poilane 15821, Campasak, Boloven Plateau,

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