A wild plant by Chien C. Lee,
The caudex by Chien Lee, Inaturalist.ca.
Small plant in culture from Amazon.co.jp.
The spores by Andreas Wistuba, Flickr.com.
Elbert Hennipman, 1987
No, Strictly Epiphytic
Medium - Maximum
No; Yellow Spores
This member of the Polypodiaceae family
was given this name by Elbert Hennipman in 1986. It is found on the Indonesian
island of Sulawesi, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and some
sun. The caudex can grow to a cluster of 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 80 centimetres in height. The spores are yellow.
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 is named after Richard Eric Holttum,1895–1990, a British
botanist who worked in Singapore Botanical Garden - among others.