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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

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Dryopteridaceae, JP Roux, M Shaffer-Fehre, B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Type
Nepal, Wallich 377 (K-Wall.!)
Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect, to 20 cm high, covered in scales (not seen in East African material)
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, dimorphic, to 1.5 m long.
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe straw-coloured, later mahogany-coloured, to 70 cm long, near base with dark brown ovate scales 1–10 × 0.4–2 mm, acuminate, with paler margins, stipe near apex with multicellular glandular trichomes ± 0.3 mm long.
Morphology Leaves Pinnae
Pinnae in 6–8 pairs, the lowermost to 42 × 27 cm and longest, with stalks of 1.5–3 cm, others much shorter and gradually adnate to rachis by basiscopic half; basal pinnules largest, to 16 cm, with basiscopic part of pinna broader, basal few pinnules free, other pinnules joined by a continuous wing; ± straight free veinlets in central areoles, absent along costae.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina with some hairs near margin plus glandular trichomes to 0.4 mm restricted to in and near sinus, and each areole with a single trichome to 0.3 mm; sori almost marginal, 1–2 mm in diameter. Lamina mid- to dark green, subcoriaceous, sterile lamina deltoid in outline, to 68 × 64 cm, the fertile lamina almost lanceolate above the wide basal pinnae, 50–108 × 43–84 cm, 3-pinnatisect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium round, persistent, sometimes flabellate
Figures
Figure 1: 1-7, figure 2:1
Ecology
Moist forest; 1000–1900 m
Conservation
Widespread; least concern (LC)
Note
Blunt-rounded lobes of the decurrent lamina fill gaps between tissues of blade before the lamina expands; probably an adaptation to support increased photosynthesis in the deep shade of the plant’s habitat.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 K4 K6 T6 Range: SW China, NE India, Thailand, Malaysia

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Use
None recorded

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Kenya, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Tectaria coadunata (J.Sm.) C.Chr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 27, 2015 Garrett, H.B.G. [513], Thailand K000935687
Jul 27, 2015 Garrett, H.B.G. [513], Thailand K001053320
Jul 27, 2015 Garrett, H.B.G. [513], Thailand K000935688
Nov 7, 2012 Cavalerie, J. [1451], China K000812152
Dec 1, 2005 Parnell [95-380], Thailand K001052209
Dec 1, 2005 Parnell [95-380], Thailand K001052210
Dec 1, 2005 Parnell [95-380], Thailand K001052211
Dec 12, 1986 Poilane [2382], Laos K001052219
Dec 12, 1986 Poilane [2382], Laos K001052220
Dec 10, 1986 Kiah [35315], Malaysia K000236053
Dec 10, 1986 Kiah [35315], Malaysia K000236054
Jun 9, 1983 Hennipman, E. [3505], Thailand K001052214
Jan 1, 1931 Wallich, N. [377], Myanmar K001080703 Unknown type material
Smith, E. [1104], Thailand K001052206
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080745
Smith, E. [1104], Thailand K001052207
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080742
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080741
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052217
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052218
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080744
Teschemacher, J.E. [19], Indonesia K000236899
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052215
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080743
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052216
Tagawa, M. [9993], Thailand K001052213
Smith, E. [1106], Thailand K001052208
s.coll. [s.n.] K001080704
Wang, F.G. [5486], China K000696741
Garnett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052205
Jan 1, 1931 Baker [7031] Tectaria kwangtungensis K001080734
Jan 1, 1931 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], China Tectaria kwangtungensis K001080735
Jan 1, 1931 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], China Tectaria kwangtungensis K001080733
Jan 1, 1930 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], China Tectaria kwangtungensis K001080731
Jan 1, 1930 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], China Tectaria kwangtungensis K001080732
Nov 7, 1986 Price, M.G. [1831], Philippines Tectaria christii K000360269
Nov 7, 1986 Price, M.G. [1831], Philippines Tectaria christii K000360270
Nov 7, 1986 Price, M.G. [1591], Philippines Tectaria christii K000360271
Jan 1, 1981 Copeland, E.B. [1899], Philippines Tectaria christii K000360266 holotype
Jan 1, 1981 Copeland, E.B. [1899], Philippines Tectaria christii K000360267 holotype
Elmer, A.D.E. [8573], Philippines Tectaria christii K000360268

First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 26: 331 (1931)

Accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2018). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 2: 1-573. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2018). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 2: 1-573. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Contr. U.S. Nat. Herb. 26: 331 (1931)
  • Fraser-Jenkins, New species Syndrome Indian Pter.: 242 (1997).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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