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Family: POLYPODIACEAE 

  Lecanopteris crustacea
 

Photo by Didi Turmudi, Indonesia.

  
Author:  Edwin Bingham Copeland 1931
Family:  Polypodiaceae
Habitat:  Indonesia, Malaysia
Soil:  Bark, Moss
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  35 centimetres
Flower:  No: Brown Spores
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Phymatodes crustacea, Richard Eric Holttum 1955 / 1993?

 

The hollow rhizomes. Didi Turmudi, Indonesia.

   This member of the Polypodiaceae family was described by Edwin Bingham Copeland in 1931, and later by Richard Eric Holttum as Phymatodes crustacea. It is found Indonesia and Malaysia. It grows in trees with some water and some sun. The hollow  rhizomes will grow up to three centimetres in diameter, and the leaves will grow up to 35 centimetres.

Seen on IPNI as member of the Pteridophyta family.

The hollow rhizomes. Didi Turmudi, Indonesia.

A young plant. Photo by Marc Altenloh.