|Author: ||Ebert Hennipman, 1987
Minimum - Medium
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.
The genera name after some
Lecan, but I fail to figure which one, or perhaps Greek lekane;
'bowl', and Latin pteris; 'fern'. The genera name Lecanopteris
was introduced by Caspar Georg Reinwardt published in Flora 8, 1825.
The species name as it originates from Celebes (now Sulawesi),
an Indonesian island.