The scaly tree fern Alsophila weidenbrueckii is described and illustrated as new to science. It occurs in the Bismarck range in north-eastern New Guinea at 1200–2100 m in evergreen wet mountain forest. The species reaches maturity at a comparatively old age and large size and regenerates only in intact forests on mineral soil exposed by small landslides or tree falls.

Bismarck range, Malesia, scaly tree ferns, sphaeropteroid indusia
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Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Lehnert, M. (2016). Alsophila weidenbrueckii (Cyatheaceae), a new scaly tree fern from Papua New Guinea. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 61, 20–23. doi:10.3767/000651916X691204