Holotype locality: Sungai Gombak, selangor, Malaysia. Holotype: Ratnasabapathy No. 1220; 31 May 1976; Attached to large submergedrocks or boulders, 10-25 cm below surface of clear stream waters, flowing through reserved forest. Private Herbarium,Department of Botany, University of Malaya 1220. Isotype: Ratnasabapathy No. 1221, 3/V 1976, Herbarium of Faculty of Science, Kobe University.
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