Elbert Hennipman, 1986
No, Strictly Epiphytic
Medium - Maximum
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
from 20 to 60 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 the Indonesian Taxonomist Dedy Darnaedi.