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Taxon: Leptochilus pteropus (Blume) Fraser-Jenk.

Genus: Leptochilus
Family: Polypodiaceae
Nomen number: 463516
Place of publication: Taxon. Revis. Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 62. 2008
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Jul-2011 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:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (aquarium plant fide Cook 1990, as Microsorum pteropus; Leiden Bot Ser 14:114. 1991)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, [Sikkim, Kerala, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh] Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Bosman, M. T. M. 1991. A monograph of the fern genus Microsorum (Polypodiaceae), including an attempt towards a reconstruction of the phylogenetic history of the microsoroids. Leiden Bot. Ser. 14:1-161. Note: as Colysis pteropus
  2. Cohen, J. et al. 2007. Thousands introduced annually: the aquarium pathway for non-indigenous plants to the St Lawrence Seaway. Frontiers Ecol. Environm. 5:528-532. Note: = Microsorum pteropus
  3. Kreier, H.-P. et al. 2008. The microsoroid ferns: Inferring the relationships of a highly diverse lineage of Paleotropical epiphytic ferns (Polypodiaceae, Polypodiopsida). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 48:1155-1167. Note: this study resolved this species as "Microsorum pteropus" in a clade apart from other members of "Microsorum and sister to Leptochilus
  4. Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975-1979. Flora of Taiwan. Note: as Microsorum pteropus
  5. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: as Colysis pteropus, based on citation in TROPICOS 26 July 2011

Check other web resources for Leptochilus pteropus (Blume) Fraser-Jenk. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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=463516. Accessed 18 February 2020.