Taxon: Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.

 
Genus: Lygodium
Family: Lygodiaceae
Nomen number: 403435
Place of publication: J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2):106. 1801
Name Verified on: 20-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Japanese climbing fern  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • kani-kusa  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • tsuru-shinobu  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • japansk klätterbräken  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide China FlEncy; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide F NAmer; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : United States

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Cheung, Siu-cheong & Ning-hon Li, eds. Chinese medicinal herbs of Hong Kong. 1978- (Chin Med Herb HK)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer) 2:116.
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Medicinal plants in China: a selection of 150 commonly used species. WHO Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series no. 2. 1989 (Med Pl China)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • USDA National Agricultural Library National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). (Nat Invasive Sp Info)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing China floral encyclopaedia. 1993 (China FlEncy)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.