|Etymology||Genus||Roofed; referring to the complete indusium|
|Species||Singapore, from where it was first described|
|Synonyms||Tectaria singaporeana (Wall. ex Hook. & Grev.) Copel.|
|Common Names||Singapore Fern, Paku Biawak|
|Native Distribution||Western Malesia|
Tectaria singaporiana is a common fern in the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves. At the former, it is especially abundant along slopes adjacent to the main trails.The form consists of just a tuft of fronds from a point. The fronds have distinct and depressed secondary and tertiary veins, the latter running perpendicular to the former. The stalk is thin and black.
The Singapore Fern growing on slopes beside a trail in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
An individual consisting of a cluster of fronds.
The black leaf stalk, and perpendicular depressed tertiary veins.
Sora on the underside of a fertile frond.