Bingham Copeland, 1929
Sulawesi; Indonesia, Philippines
Epiphytic - Mix
||Might be: Myrmecopteris lomarioides, Pic. Serm. 1977.
Polypodium lomarioides Kunze ex Mett. 1856.
Drynaria lomarioides, J.Sm.
Lecanopteris sarcopus, Copel.
Myrmecophila sarcopus, Ching.
Myrmecopteris sarcopus, Pic.Serm.
Pleopeltis lomarioides, T.Moore.
Pleopeltis sarcopus, Alderw.
Pleopeltis sauvinieri, Alderw.
Polypodium myrmecophilum ,Christ.
Polypodium sarcopum, Teijsm. & Binn.
Polypodium sarcopus, de Vriese & Teysm. ex Baker.
This member of the
Polypodiaceae family was
given this name by Edwin Bingham Copeland in 1929. It is found in
the lowlands of northern Sulawesi; Indonesia and on the Philippines, growing on the stems
of old trees, but it will do fine in a well
drained and soil with some to lots of water and some to full sun. The rhizomes
will grow to five centimetres, forming clusters reaching 30
centimetres or more. The leaves reach 30 centimetres.
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 means it look like Lomaria, a
genera in the Blechnaceae family.