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Taxon: Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.

 
Genus: Lygodium
Family: Lygodiaceae
Nomen number: 403434
Place of publication: Prodr. 162. 1810
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • climbing-maidenhair fern  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Old World climbing fern  (Source: Pl Invasion) - English
  • small-leaf climbing fern  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • snake fern  (Source: F AustOnline) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Zanzibar), Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal]

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia (n.)]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia (Caroline & Marianas Islands)
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. 1937-. Conspectus florae angolensis.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: = Lygodium scandens (L.) Sw.
  4. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255-267.
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. 2:116.
  7. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979-1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  8. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  9. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1971-1973. Flora da Guine Portuguesa.
  12. Johns, R. J. 1991. Pteridophytes of Tropical East Africa
  13. Lellinger, D. B. 1985. A field manual of the ferns and fern-allies of the United States & Canada.
  14. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  15. Panigrahi, G. & S. Singh. 1983. (694) Proposal to emend the type of Lygodium, nom. cons. (Pteridophyta). Taxon 32:310. Note: mentions
  16. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). URL: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/weeds/downloads/federalorder-lygodiums.pdf target='_blank'
  17. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  18. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  19. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  20. USDA National Agricultural Library. National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). URL: http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/climbfern.shtml target='_blank'
  21. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  22. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  23. Zhong Guo & Hua Jing. 1993. China floral encyclopaedia.
  24. Flora of Australia. Online version.
  25. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. :

  • 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:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=403434. Accessed 14 July 2020.