The position of M. powellii has varied. Testo et al. (2019) placed it in Zealandia, but Chen et al. (2020) resolved it in Microsorium among their core microsorioids, with which it is morphologically more congruent.


Testo, W.L., Field, A.R., Sessa, E.B. and Sundue, M., 2019. Phylogenetic and morphological analyses support the resurrection of Dendroconche and the recognition of two new genera in Polypodiaceae subfamily Microsoroideae. Systematic Botany44(4), pp.737-752.

Chen, C.C., Hyvönen, J. and Schneider, H., 2020. Exploring phylogeny of the microsoroid ferns (Polypodiaceae) based on six plastid DNA markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution143, p.106665.

Collection Data (M. Sundue & H. Maraia 4305)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 07-XI-2016
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue & H. Maraia 4305
  • 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: Epiphyte
  • Specimen Locations: LAE, VT
Additional Comments

Collection Location