Genus:
Tectaria Cav.

Tectaria coadunata (J.Sm.) C.Chr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

[FTEA]

Dryopteridaceae, JP Roux, M Shaffer-Fehre, B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Type
Nepal, Wallich 377 (K-Wall.!)
Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect, to 20 cm high, covered in scales (not seen in East African material)
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, dimorphic, to 1.5 m long.
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe straw-coloured, later mahogany-coloured, to 70 cm long, near base with dark brown ovate scales 1–10 × 0.4–2 mm, acuminate, with paler margins, stipe near apex with multicellular glandular trichomes ± 0.3 mm long.
Morphology Leaves Pinnae
Pinnae in 6–8 pairs, the lowermost to 42 × 27 cm and longest, with stalks of 1.5–3 cm, others much shorter and gradually adnate to rachis by basiscopic half; basal pinnules largest, to 16 cm, with basiscopic part of pinna broader, basal few pinnules free, other pinnules joined by a continuous wing; ± straight free veinlets in central areoles, absent along costae.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina with some hairs near margin plus glandular trichomes to 0.4 mm restricted to in and near sinus, and each areole with a single trichome to 0.3 mm; sori almost marginal, 1–2 mm in diameter. Lamina mid- to dark green, subcoriaceous, sterile lamina deltoid in outline, to 68 × 64 cm, the fertile lamina almost lanceolate above the wide basal pinnae, 50–108 × 43–84 cm, 3-pinnatisect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium round, persistent, sometimes flabellate
Figures
Figure 1: 1-7, figure 2:1
Ecology
Moist forest; 1000–1900 m
Conservation
Widespread; least concern (LC)
Note
Blunt-rounded lobes of the decurrent lamina fill gaps between tissues of blade before the lamina expands; probably an adaptation to support increased photosynthesis in the deep shade of the plant’s habitat.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 K4 K6 T6 Range: SW China, NE India, Thailand, Malaysia

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Kenya, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Tectaria coadunata (J.Sm.) C.Chr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 27, 2015 Garrett, H.B.G. [513], Thailand K000935687 No
Jul 27, 2015 Garrett, H.B.G. [513], Thailand K001053320 No
Jul 27, 2015 Garrett, H.B.G. [513], Thailand K000935688 No
Nov 7, 2012 Cavalerie, J. [1451], China K000812152 No
Dec 1, 2005 Parnell [95-380], Thailand K001052209 No
Dec 1, 2005 Parnell [95-380], Thailand K001052210 No
Dec 1, 2005 Parnell [95-380], Thailand K001052211 No
Dec 12, 1986 Poilane [2382], Laos K001052219 No
Dec 12, 1986 Poilane [2382], Laos K001052220 No
Dec 10, 1986 Kiah [35315], Malaysia K000236053 No
Dec 10, 1986 Kiah [35315], Malaysia K000236054 No
Jun 9, 1983 Hennipman, E. [3505], Thailand K001052214 No
Jan 1, 1931 Wallich, N. [377], Myanmar K001080703 Unknown type material Yes
Smith, E. [1104], Thailand K001052206 No
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080745 Yes
Smith, E. [1104], Thailand K001052207 No
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080742 Yes
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080741 Yes
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052217 No
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052218 No
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080744 Yes
Teschemacher, J.E. [19], Indonesia K000236899 No
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052215 No
Cavalerie, J. [872], China K001080743 Yes
Garrett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052216 No
Tagawa, M. [9993], Thailand K001052213 No
Smith, E. [1106], Thailand K001052208 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001080704 Yes
Wang, F.G. [5486], China K000696741 No
Garnett, H.B.G. [708], Thailand K001052205 No

First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 26: 331 (1931)

Accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2018). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 2: 1-573. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2021). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 3: 1-450. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2018). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 2: 1-573. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Contr. U.S. Nat. Herb. 26: 331 (1931)
  • Fraser-Jenkins, New species Syndrome Indian Pter.: 242 (1997).

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