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Family: POLYPODIACEAE 

 Lecanopteris celebica
 

Photo by Heinz Tessner.

  
Author:  Ebert Hennipman 1987
Family:  Polypodiaceae
Habitat:  Sulawesi; Indonesia
Soil:  No; Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  No, Spores
Reproduction:  Spores/Rhizomes
Pop names:  Ant Fern
Synonyms:  -

Found this on the foothills of Mt Soputan,
northern Sulawesi, Indonesia.

   This member of the Polypodiaceae family was given this name by Ebert Hennipman in 1987. It is found on the Indonesian island Sulawesi, growing on the branches of trees with lots of water and little to some sun. The rhizomes can grow to six centimetres in diameter, and form huge clusters. The leaves up to 30 centimetres long.