Diplazium esculentum is usually has bipinnate leaves. I have provisionally identified this collection as that species with the assumption that it is juvenile form or regional variation. Corrections or suggestions are appreciated.
Collection Data (M. Sundue & H. Maraia 4230)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Athyriaceae
- Genus: Diplazium Sw.
- Species: Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 04-XI-2016
- Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue & H. Maraia 4230
- Collection Party: Irene Engilis, Alan Hitch, Ed de Vogel, John Trochet, Nittya Semard, Allen Allison, Raymon Joshua, Kore Maraia, Dabio, Alois Gambia
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habitat: Castanopsis forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: LAE, VT
- Location: Wild Dog Camp - former site of SINIVIT Wild Dog Mine – – – East New Britain – Papua New Guinea.
- Coordinates: S4.62616° E152.04406°
- Elevation: 1012 m