Compared to other Lygodium species, this one is quite massive. The anastomosting veins are uncommon in the genus. It also seems to prefer denser shade. I found this plant in dense lowland forest, not an edge habitat.
Collection Data (S. A. James & M. Sundue 1696)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Lygodiaceae
- Genus: Lygodium Sw.
- Species: Lygodium versteegii Christ
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 16-II-2013
- Primary Collector & #: S. A. James & M. Sundue 1696
- Collection Party: Shelley James, Michael Sundue, Allen Allison, Si He, Dubi Damas, Bulisa Iova, Oliver Tallowin
- Det. History: J. Garrison-Hanks 2014 (NY)
- Habitat: Primary Forest
- Habit: Climber, Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: BISH, LAE, VT
Climbing several meters upon adjacent vegetation. Pinnae to 35 cm long, rhizomes branched, compact, near soil surface.
- Location: Sibium Mtns. – – – Northern Province – Papua New Guinea.
- Coordinates: 9.27446°S, 148.26468°E
- Elevation: 740 m