Native Plants

Calciphilopteris ludens

NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
NT
Near Threatened
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2020
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 58362
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

The specific epithet ludens comes from the Latin word, ‘ludo’ meaning play which refers to the variability division of the lamina. Calciphilopteris ludens have long creeping rhizomes measuring 4-10 cm long with 2-3 mm thick and densely scales at the apex.  Ferns have two types of fronds, sterile and fertile fronds. The fertile frond stipes (9-38 cm) of C. ludens are longer than sterile fronds (5-35 cm). This species has a pedate lamina structure where the leaf is divided into several lobes with dark green above and copper green beneath (Nor-Ezzawanis, 2020). 

Calciphilopteris ludens occurs in Australia, China, Flores, India, Indochina, Java, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumbawa and Thailand. However, in Peninsular Malaysia, the species recorded only in limestone hills in Kedah and Perlis from sea level to 65 m altitude (Nor-Ezzawanis, 2020).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Near Threatened (NT)
Peninsular Malaysia
3.1
2020 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa & Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas

Photo credit :- Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani & Rafidah Abdul Rahman

Species Citation :- Calciphilopteris ludens. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/58362. [Retrieved 26 June 2022].

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