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Dischidia imbricata (Blume) Steud.

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Dischidia imbricata (Blume) Steud (Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel) published in Nomenclator Botanicus, Editio secunda, p519, 403, (1841) (Nomencl. Bot. (ed. 2) 1: 519.)


Basionym Conchophyllum imbricatum Blume (Carl Ludwig von Blume) published in Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indie, Stuk (part) 16, p1060/1, (1826) (Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.)


Here attributed to D. cochleata Blume by Livschultz.


Synonyms Pustula arborum Rumphius, G. E., a pre Linnean name in Herbarium amboinense, vol. 5, p473, t.175, fig. 3 (1747.)

Dischidia imbricata (Blume) Warburg duplicated in Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1894, long after 1841 thus nomen illeg.)


Holotype of D. depressa C. B. Clarke ex King & Gamble,


Description. An imbricate-leafed, tree hugger as well as being an ant-garden resident. Stem glabrous, roots nodal, restricted beneath leaves of 2- 2.5 cm that are deep red below with a green margin. Ecology. A true ant garden epiphyte according to (Kaufmann 2002) which is surely an understatement.

Range. http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20m?map=Dischidia+imbricata

N. E. India (Assam), Sth Burma, Sth Thailand, Indochina, (Cambodia, Vietnam,) Malay Peninsula where it is common, Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo, Java, and Sulawesi), also New Guinea, including the Bismarck Archipelago, (Rintz 1980.) possibly naturalised in Hawaii.

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