Bingham Copeland, 1931
Malaya, Sumatra; Indonesia, Thailand
Minimum - Medium
Phymatodes crustacea, Richard Eric Holttum, 1955.
Myrmecophila crustacea, Tagawa
Polypodium crustaceum, Hoshiz.
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, Thailand 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.
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 from Latin crusta, meaning
'a hard (or brittle) shell or rind'.
Seen on IPNI as member of the