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Selliguea feei Bory

Description from Flora of China

Pleopeltis feei (Bory) Alderwerelt; Polypodium feei (Bory) Mettenius; P. pedunculatioides Ching.

Rhizome ca. 4 mm in diam., densely scaly when young; scales reddish brown, ovate-lanceolate, 6-8 mm, peltate at base, margin entire, apex acuminate. Fronds remote, slightly dimorphic. Sterile fronds: stipe 18-20 cm. Lamina 15-20 × 7-9 cm, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex acute. Veins reticulate, lateral veins raised on abaxial surface, veinlets obscure. Lamina leathery, both surfaces glabrous. Fertile fronds: stipe 20-35 cm; lamina ovate, 13-20 × ca. 3 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Sori reddish brown, linear, ca. 3 mm in diam., borne between adjacent lateral veins.

The place of publication is often given as the same as for the genus (Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. 6: 588. 1824), but the name Selliguea feei was not mentioned until the publication of the plate in 1829.

Epiphytic on tree trunks; below 1200 m. Guangdong [Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines; Pacific islands (Polynesia)].


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