Crepidomanes minutum is widely distributed in the Old World tropics. It is morphologically variable, and part a species complex involving polyploidy and hybridization. Nitta et al. expose how complicated the problem is in their paper using chromosome counts and flow cytometry, combined with chloroplast and nuclear markers.
Nitta, Joel H., Atsushi Ebihara, and Motomi Ito. “Reticulate evolution in the Crepidomanes minutum species complex (Hymenophyllaceae).” American Journal of Botany 98.11 (2011): 1782-1800.
Collection Data (S. A. James & M. Sundue 1683)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Hymenophyllaceae
- Genus: Crepidomanes C. Presl
- Species: Crepidomanes minutum (Blume) K. Iwats.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 14-II-2013
- Primary Collector & #: S. A. James & M. Sundue 1683
- Collection Party: Shelley James, Michael Sundue, Allen Allison, Si He, Dubi Damas, Bulisa Iova, Oliver Tallowin
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habitat: Secondary Forest
- Habit: Epiphyte
- Specimen Locations: BISH, LAE, VT
Low epiphyte on tree buttresses and epipetric on rocks along stream. Plants with stair-step growth habit where new leaves are produced from the lamina base of older leaves.
- Location: Sibium Mtns. – – – Northern Province – Papua New Guinea.
- Coordinates: 9.27446°S, 148.26468°E
- Elevation: 944 m