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 Photo from Lecanopteris.blogspot.com.


A wild plant by Chien C. Lee, Inaturalist.ca.


The caudex by Chien Lee, Inaturalist.ca.


Small plant in culture from Amazon.co.jp.


The spores by Andreas Wistuba, Flickr.com.

Author: 

Elbert Hennipman, 1987

Family: 

POLYPODIACEAE

Origin: 

Sulawesi; Indonesia

Soil: 

No, Strictly Epiphytic

Water: 

Maximum

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

20 Centimetres

Height: 

80 Centimetres

Flower: 

No; Yellow Spores

Propagate: 

Spores/Stems

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

-

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,18951990, a British botanist who worked in Singapore Botanical Garden - among others.


The caudex by Chien Lee, Inaturalist.ca.