The alate rachis that is decurrent along the petiole would suggest Tectaria decurrens. However, the breaks in this tissue at each pinna is in conflict with that species. This plant may be a hybrid between T. decurrens and T. repanda, which Holttum (1991) reports being very common.
Holttum, R.E., 1991. Tectaria group. Flora Malesiana-Series 2, Pteridophyta, 2(1), pp.1-124.
Collection Data (S. A. James & M. Sundue 1582)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Tectariaceae
- Genus: Tectaria Cav.
- Species: Tectaria decurrens (Presel.) Copel. in Elmer
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 7-II-2013
- Primary Collector & #: S. A. James & M. Sundue 1582
- Collection Party: Shelley James, Michael Sundue, Allen Allison, Si He, Dubi Damas, Bulisa Iova, Oliver Tallowin
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habitat: Secondary Forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: BISH, LAE, VT
- Location: Sibium Mtns. – – – Northern Province – Papua New Guinea.
- Coordinates: 9.27446°S, 148.26468°E
- Elevation: 740 m