Elbert Hennipman, 1986
No, Strictly Epiphytic
Medium - Maximum
No: Brown 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
fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from 25 to 45 centimetres in height. The spores are brown.
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 in honour of the Indonesian botanist; Max Michael
Josephus van Balgooy, 1932-2021.