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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific. It is has environmental uses.
Macrothelypteris torresiana

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

[FTEA]

Thelypteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Note
As this part was going to press Andreas Hemp sent me a specimen of Macrothelypteris torresiana (Gaudich.) Ching collected in Tanzania, Morogoro District, above Morogoro near Morningside, road embankment near a water canal, 1200 m, Dec. 2004, Hemp 4195. This occurs in tropical Asia and the western Pacific Islands and is now widely naturalized in tropical America, but is otherwise known only from Natal in mainland Africa. It will doubtless spread rapidly. The fronds are bipinnate and it will key to Pseudophegopteris, but is immediately identifiable by the long stiff slender multicellular hairs up to 1.5 mm long on the undersurface. Such hairs are an exception in the family.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 0 - 2500 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Distribution
Naturalised in Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.

[UPB]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kermadec Is., Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Norfolk Is., Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Arkansas, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cape Provinces, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Kentucky, KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Virginia, Windward Is.

Macrothelypteris torresiana (Gaudich.) Ching appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 6, 2006 Shim [SAN 134712], Philippines K000408770
Jan 1, 1979 Anderson, W.R. [9958], Brazil K000956475
Jan 1, 1976 Sandeman, C. [s.n.], Brazil K000956481
s.coll. [s.n.], Society Is. K000951407
Wallich, N. [335], Bangladesh K000951409
Alexander, D. [s.n.], China K000951414 Unknown type material
Sandeman, C. [s.n.], Brazil K000956482
Mexia, Y.E.J. [4920], Brazil K000956485
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956473
Dusén, P. [12244], Brazil K000956479
Krukoff, B.A. [4937], Brazil K000956484
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956471
Glaziou, A. [15761], Brazil K000956478
Wilkes, J.C. [s.n.], American Samoa K000951408
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956468
Sobrinho, J.de P.L. [786], Brazil K000956483
Carauta, J.P.P. [535], Brazil K000956480
Haerchen, L. [205], Brazil K000956477
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956470
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956474
Anderson, W.R. [9958], Brazil K000956476
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956472
Mexia, Y.E.J. [4476], Brazil K000956486
Edwards, P.J. [2381], Brazil K000956469
s.coll. [Cat. no. 7077] Polypodium russelianum K001126698
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 335], India Polypodium tenericaule K001109845
Jul 17, 2017 Shearer, G. [s.n.], Jiangxi Macrothelypteris oligophlebia K000951413
Jul 17, 2017 Quekett, J.F. [s.n.], Jiangxi Macrothelypteris oligophlebia K000951411 Unknown type material
Jul 17, 2017 Henry, A. [2154], Hubei Macrothelypteris oligophlebia K000951412

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 310 (1963)

Accepted by

  • Allan, H.A. (1961). Flora of New Zealand 1: 1-1085. Botany division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Herrera, K., Lorence, D.H., Flynn, T. & Balick, M.J. (2010). Checklist of the Vascular plants of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia with local names and uses Allertonia 10: 1-204.
  • Kitalong, A.H., DeMeo, R.A. & Holm, T. (2008). Native Trees Palau. A field guide: 1-236.
  • Meyer, J.-Y. (2017). Guide des plantes de Wallis et Futuna: 1-486. Au vent des iles, editions, Tahiti.
  • Pacheco, L. & al. (2021). New fern and lycophyte records from the states of Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Puebla and San Luis Potosí, Mexico American Fern Journal; a quarterly devoted to ferns 111: 46-50.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co
  • GRIN National Genetic Resources Program http://www.ars-grin.gov in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Allan, H.A. (1961). Flora of New Zealand 1: 1-1085. Botany division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Meyer, J.-Y. (2017). Guide des plantes de Wallis et Futuna: 1-486. Au vent des iles, editions, Tahiti.
  • Pacheco, L. & al. (2021). New fern and lycophyte records from the states of Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Puebla and San Luis Potosí, Mexico American Fern Journal; a quarterly devoted to ferns 111: 46-50.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Kew Science Photographs
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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