Macrothelypteris torresiana (Gaudich.) Ching

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific. It is used as a medicine and has environmental uses.

[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.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Guiana Shield, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 0–2500 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

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

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

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

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.
  • Chen, C.-W. & al. (2022). An annotated checklist of lycophytes and ferns of the Solomon islands The Fern Gazette 21: 292-419.
  • Ebihara, A. (2016). The standard of ferns and lycophytes in Japan. Nihonsan shida shokubutsu hyojun zukan 1: 1-475. Gakken Plus, Tokyo.
  • 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.
  • Ponce, M.M. (2019). Flora del Paraguay Thelypteridaceae: 1-78. Editions des Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la ville de Genève.
  • 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

  • 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

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.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • GRIN (2021). Germplasm Resources Information Network from the United States Department of Agriculture. https://www.ars-grin.gov/
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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