Lepisorus (J.Sm.) Ching

First published in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 4: 56 (1933), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Afghanistan to S. Russian Far East and Pacific.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Altay, Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Free State, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Inner Mongolia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Philippines, Primorye, Qinghai, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2021). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 3: 1-450. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • 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.
  • Wei, R. & Zhang, X.C. (2022). A revised subfamilial classification of Polypodiaceae based on plastome, nuclear ribosomal and morphological evidence. Taxon 71: 288-306.
  • Zhao, C.F., Wei, R., Zhang, X.C. & Xiang, Q.P. (2020). Backbone phylogeny of Lepisorus (Polypodiaceae) and a novel infrageneric classification based on the total evidence from plastid and morphological data. Cladistics 36: 235-258.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 24, 2007 Said, I.M.; Kalat, A. [15300] Brunei K000665762 No
Feb 1, 2005 Jarvie, J.K.; Ruskandi, A. [5421] Indonesia K000665742 No
Feb 1, 2005 Bojo, O.; Cheksum [055] Malaysia K000665773 No
Dec 1, 2004 Shim, P.S. [134731] Malaysia K000665777 No
Nov 1, 2004 Coode, M.J.E.; Wong, K.M. [6506] Brunei K000665763 No
Mar 1, 2004 Andau, D. [767] Malaysia K000665758 No
Mar 1, 2004 Reynoso; Fuentes; Garcia [1030] Philippines K000665804 No
Jul 19, 2002 Camus, J.M. Malaysia K:SPC-64314.000 No
Jul 19, 2002 Camus, J. [s.n.] Malaysia K000665779 No
Jul 19, 2002 Camus, J. [s.n.] Malaysia K000665778 No
Jan 1, 1992 Awmack, C.S. [72] Indonesia K000665736 No
Jan 1, 1992 Awmack, C.S. [59] Indonesia K000665735 No
Jan 1, 1974 Holttum, R.E. [s.n.] Malaysia K000660811 No
Samat bin Abdullah, A. [71] Malaysia K000660813 No
Jacobs, M. [7801] Philippines K000665805 No
Johns, R.J. [6891] Brunei K000665767 No
Voogd, C.N.A., de [1151] Indonesia K000665725 No
Lörzing, J.A. [15102] Indonesia K000665801 No
Mogea, J.P.; Wilde, W.J.J.O., de [4087] Indonesia K000665739 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000959655 Type Yes
Saikeh [72082] Malaysia K000665791 No
Joncheere, G.J., de [1435] Indonesia K000665798 No
Johns, R.J. [7201] Brunei K000665757 No
Johns, R.J. [6984] Brunei K000665760 No
Johns, R.J. [7175] Brunei K000665768 No
Day, J. [s.n.] Malaysia K000660809 No
Beccari, O. [s.n.] Indonesia K000665728 No
Edwards, P.J. [10502] Malaysia K000660801 No
Kostermans, A. [181] Indonesia K000665729 No
Lörzing, J.A. [5269] Indonesia K000665720 No
Dr. King's Collector [2741] Malaysia K000660805 No
Vogel, E.F., de [5060] Indonesia K000665793 No
Hose, G.F. [s.n.] Malaysia K000665750 No
Kloss, C.B. [12281] Indonesia K000665726 No
Sinclair, J. [10610] Malaysia K000660796 No
Church, A.C.; Mahyar, U.W.; Indah; Ismail; Hamzah [949] Indonesia K000665740 No
Holttum, R.E. [SFN20794] Malaysia K000660802 No
Henderson, M.R. [SFN24832] Malaysia K000660799 No
Ridley, H.N. [14226] Malaysia K000660806 No
Comber, H.F. [4152] Malaysia K000665782 No
Versteeg, G.M. [1091] Indonesia K000665814 No
Madani, L. [107726] Malaysia K000665784 No
Johns, R.J. [7175] Brunei K000665769 No
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.] Indonesia K000665719 No
Kloss, C.B. [SFN19001] Malaysia K000665775 No
Wallace, A.R. [s.n.] Borneo K000665802 No
Wong, K.M. [1309] Brunei K000665772 No
Hennipman, E. [5900] Indonesia K000665795 No
Anderson, J.A.R. [S29885] Malaysia K000665748 No
Beaman, J.H. [9320] Malaysia K000665788 No
Ledermann, C.L. [7780] Papua New Guinea K000665815 Type Yes
Simpson, D.A. [2229] Brunei K000665765 No
Comber, H.F. [4114] Malaysia K000665780 No
Turnau, E.A. [810] Malaysia K000660812 No
Laman, T.G.; Ismail; Rachman, A.; Mirmanto; Edi [868] Indonesia K000665741 No
Johns, R.J. [7329] Brunei K000665770 No
Stone, B.C. [85207] Malaysia K000665792 No
Wood, G.H.S. [2012] Malaysia K000665776 No
Hose, C. [722] Malaysia K000665747 No
Korthals, P.W. [s.n.] Indonesia K000665716 No
Hancock, W. [120] Indonesia K000665722 No
Edwards, P.J. [2098] Malaysia K000665785 No
Fraser, M. [11] Malaysia K000665727 No
Lörzing, J.A. [16295] Indonesia K000665800 No
Kiah [SFN31787] Malaysia K000660804 No
Hancock, W. [1] Indonesia K000665803 No
Venning, F.E.W. [MA47] Malaysia K000660807 No
Hancock, W. [13] Indonesia K000665721 No
Ashton, P.S. [343] Malaysia K000665744 No
Henry, A. [2965] China K000959592 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mendoza, D.R. [93795] Philippines K000665810 No
Burbidge, F.W. [s.n.] Malaysia K000665774 No
Bojang b. Sitam [9787] Malaysia K000665755 No
Purseglove, J.W. [5449] Malaysia K000665746 No
Parris, B.S. [6984] Malaysia K000665745 No
anonymous [s.n.] Indonesia K000665718 No
Henry, A. [1576] China K000959593 Type Yes
Beccari, O. [s.n.] Malaysia K000665717 No
Robinson, W. [11] Singapore K000660798 No
Joncheere, G.J., de [1746] Indonesia K000665797 No
Wong, K.M. [1323] Brunei K000665771 No
Weber, C.M. [1150] Philippines K000665809 No
Wilde, W.J.J.O., de; Wilde-Duyfjes, B.E.E., de [15004] Indonesia K000665799 No
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.] Singapore K000660797 No
Schiffner, V. [s.n.] Indonesia K000665730 No
Hennipman, E. [5536] Indonesia K000665794 No
Beaman, J.H. [8873] Malaysia K000665787 No
Parris, B.S. [6942] Malaysia K000665754 No
Beaman, J.H. [9295] Malaysia K000665789 No
Brooks, C.J. [s.n.] Malaysia K000665751 No
Amjah; Genderen Stort, P. [335] Indonesia K000665738 No
Edwards, P.J. [2098] Malaysia K000665786 No
Argent, G.; Ratter; Leopold; Dongop; Kumin [108312] Malaysia K000665790 No
Madani, L. [107726] Malaysia K000665783 No
Laumonier, Y. [TFB1789] Indonesia K000665723 No
Johns, R.J. [6984] Brunei K000665761 No
Parris, B.S. [10717] Malaysia K000665781 No
Wirawan, N. [216] Indonesia K000665733 No
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.] Malaysia K000660810 No
Winkler, H. [2350] Indonesia K000665737 No
Johns, R.J. [6898] Brunei K000665766 No
Johns, R.J. [7005] Brunei K000665764 No
Raciborski, M. [s.n.] Indonesia K000665732 No
anonymous [75] Indonesia K000665731 No
Day, J. [s.n.] Malaysia K000660808 No
Anderson, J.A.R. [8042] Malaysia K000665749 No
Price, M.G.; Hernaez, B.F. [155] Philippines K000665812 No
Moysey, L. [SFN33663] Malaysia K000660800 No
Borssum Waalkes, J., v. [1943] Indonesia K000665724 No
Johns, R.J. [7201] Brunei K000665759 No
Elmer, A.D.E. [9798] Philippines K000665811 No
anonymous [s.n.] Borneo K000665734 No
Parris, B.S. [6984] Malaysia K000665753 No
Lee, D.W. [UL48] Malaysia K000660803 No
Anderson, J.A.R. [9052] Malaysia K000665756 No
Joncheere, G.J., de [1412] Indonesia K000665796 No
Clemens, J.; Clemens, M.S. [21481] Malaysia K000665752 No
Awmack, C.S. [292] Indonesia K000665743 No
Henry, A. [3279] China Neocheiropteris K000959646 Type Yes
Royen, P., van [10792] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645644 No
Kairo, A. [761] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645651 No
Leach, G. [LAE56161] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645646 No
Nakaike, T. [489] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645645 No
Gay, H.J. [533] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645650 No
Royen, P., van [NGF30144] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645649 No
Kairo, A. [731] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645652 No
Brass, L.J. [25429] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645653 No
Nakaike, T. [455] Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645654 No


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