Phanerosorus satmentosus, a member of the Matoniaceae that lives on limestone cliffs – the higher the better it seems. We were lucky to spot one individual that was just about collecting height, with the help of a swiss army knife at the end of a long pole. Like Matonia, its sori consists of 6-8 sporangia arranged in a circle and under a peltate indusium. It also has a polycyclic solenostele and a rhizome covered with hairs. But the branching pattern of its fronds is reminiscent of the Gleicheniaceae, with resting buds and pseudo-dichotomous branching.

Collection Data (T. Choo TC 72)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 14-08-2014
  • Primary Collector & #: T. Choo TC 72
  • Collection Party: T. Choo and C.T. Chua
  • Det. History:
  • Habitat:
  • Habit: Lithophyte
  • Specimen Locations: BH, SAR, SING
Additional Comments

Growing on partially exposed limestone wall, about 5m above the ground.

Collection Location
  • Location: – – – SarawakMalaysia.
  • Coordinates: N 4 1.449 E 114 49.484
  • Elevation: 44 m