A large fern, with a beautiful rhizome (for those of us who love rhizomes almost more than the rest of a plant…). Notice the neat modular structure, with a regular alteration of left-right oriented units composed each of a frond and an extra-axillary bud.
Of course the identification is to some extent uncertain. It could just as easily be M. todayensis, but M. manilensis happens to have been used of other specimens from Borneo in L.
[editor’s note: this post has since be identified as Dennstaedtia resinifera –m.s.]
Collection Data (P. Hovenkamp 05-113)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
- Genus: Dennstaedtia Moore
- Species: Dennstaedtia resinifera (Blume) Mett. ex Kuhn
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 15-II-2005
- Primary Collector & #: P. Hovenkamp 05-113
- Collection Party:
- Det. History: M. Sundue, 2022
- Habitat: Tropical rainforest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: BO, L, WAN
- Location: Gunung Lumut Protection Forest – – – Kalimantan Timur – Indonesia.
- Elevation: 500 m
Love this fern! Didn’t know they are rhizomatous.
Always check for the underground parts! Don’t let a single frond rising from the ground fool you: there’s more to it than you can see.
I saw this near Manila PH at 500m. Uncommon and huge fern
The epipetiolar buds and marginal sori lead me to suspect that this is a species of Dennstaedtia, not Microlepia.
Looking at species of Dennstaedtia from Borneo, my best guess is that this is Dennstaedtia resinifera. I will provisionally update the det. to that.