on the shore of Lake Mooat,
northern Sulawesi, Indonesia.
My humble plant.
Large clusters are found high
up on the branches on various trees.
are small on young plants.
rhizomes die, but the plant continues its growth.
clusters are formed.
Ludwig von Blume, 1828
||Medium - Maximum
Minimum - Medium
Centimetres, Clusters 50 Centimetres
Onychium carnosum Reinw. 1828.
Lecanopteris pumila Carl Ludwig von Blume, 1829.
Polypodium carnosum, Christ.
Polypodium lecanopteris, Mett.
Polypodium patelliferum, Burck.
Onychium carnosum, Reinw.
This member of the
Polypodiaceae family was
given this name by Carl Ludwig von Blume in 1828. It is found in
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, growing on the branches of trees with
some to lots
of water and little to some sun. The rhizomes can grow from three
to four centimetres in diameter, forming clusters of 50 centimetres.
The leaves up to 25 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 carne; 'flesh'.
It is a ant
fern, and I had no doubt when I climbed the trees they was in!
are full of canals, forming the perfect ant nest.
But it all
start with a tiny dot.
Will experience quite some
draught through half a year.