Family Marattiaceae, genus Angiopteris ;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Angiopteris, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (perhaps) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
Trivial Names: Ferns, fougéres, varens, helechos, 
		Statistics: ca. 12.000 spp., of them 4500 in SE-Asia and Malesia, 3250
		in America (2250 Mexico to Bolivia, 900 Greater Antilles, 900 S-Mexico and
		Central America, 600 SE-Brazil, 200 Lesser Antilles, 350 USA and Canada, 100
		temperate South America, only 300 in the Amazon Basin). Africa has relatively
		few species. India has between 500 and 1000 described, but the numbers have
		been exaggerated (Fraser-Jenkins 1997). China has over 2000 described, but most
		of them are invalid microspecies by Ching et al. (Fraser-Jenkins 1997) 

		[13.386 species and 457 hybrids listed]

005.000 Order Marattiales

005.0000 Family Marattiaceae Bercht. & J. S. Presl; Prirozen Rostl. 1: 272 [1820)
		Statistics: 4 genera, ca. 150-200 spp.
		= Angiopteridaceae Bommer; Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belg. 5: 359 (1866)
		= Danaeaceae Agardh; Aphor. Bot. 117 (1822)

005.0003 Angiopteris Hoffmann; Commentat. Soc. Regiae. Sc. Gott. 12: (1796) Statistics: 60-80 spp. E- and tropical Asia, few to Pacific and Australia [146 species listed] = Macroglossum Copeland; Phil. Journ. Sci. Bot. 8. 342 (1909) = Clementea Cavanilles; Descripc. plant. 553 (1803) = Psilodochea Presl; Suppl. Tent. Pterid. 28 (1845) Angiopteris acuta Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 344 (1959) Angiopteris acutidentata Ching ex Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 157. t.16(1) (1959) Angiopteris alata Nadeaud; Journ. de Bot. 11. 120 (1897) Angiopteris albido-punctulata Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 3 (1917) Angiopteris alidae (Copeland) comb. ined. Angiopteris angustata Miquel; Ind. Sem. ht. Amst (1849) Angiopteris angustipinnula Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 342 (1959) Angiopteris annamensis C. Chr. & Tardieu; Notul. Syst. [Paris] 5: 11. t.1(3-5) (1935) Angiopteris arborescens (Blanco) Merrill; Sp. Blancoanae (1918] Angiopteris arnottiana Miquel; Verh. Nederl. Inst. 111. 4: 53. t. 7. f. A (1851) Angiopteris assamica de Vriese; Mon. 33 (1853) Angiopteris athroocarpa Alderw.; Buit. Bull. III. 5. 183 (1922) Angiopteris attenuata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 345 (1959) Angiopteris badia Ching; Chien & Chan, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Siri. 2: 345 (1959) Angiopteris boivinii Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 270 (1919) Angiopteris boninensis Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 266 (1919) Angiopteris brevicaudata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 338 (1959) Angiopteris brooksii Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. Bot. 6. 133 t. 12 A (1911) Angiopteris campsophlebia de Vriese; Mon. 31 (1853) Angiopteris canaliculata Holtt.; Kew Bull. 32(3): 592 (1978) Angiopteris cartilagidena Christ; Bull. Boiss, 6. 207 t. 4 f. 8 (1898) Angiopteris cartilaginea Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 336 (1959) Angiopteris caudatiformis Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 278 (1919) Angiopteris caudipinna Ching ex Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 158. t. 16(2) (1959) Angiopteris ceracea Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 28. 4 (1918) Angiopteris chauliodonta Copel.; Occ. Pap. Bishop Mus. 14: 48. t.1 (1938) Angiopteris commutata Presl; Suppl. 25 (1845) Angiopteris confertinervia Ching ex C. Chr. & Tardieu; Notul. Syst. (Paris) 5: 11. t.2(9-10) (1935) Angiopteris consimilis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 331 (1959) Angiopteris crassa Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 338 (1959) Angiopteris crassiuscula Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 279 (1963) [nom. nov.] Angiopteris crenata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 339 (1959) Angiopteris crinita Christ; Nova Guinea 8. 162 (1909) Angiopteris cumingii Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 258 (1919) Angiopteris dahlii Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 215 (1920) Angiopteris distans Presl; Suppl. 23 (1845) Angiopteris elliptica Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 28. 5 (1918) Angiopteris elmeriana Copel.; Leaflets Phil. Bot. 5. 1679 (1914) Angiopteris esculenta Ching; (1940) Angiopteris evanidostriata Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 61. 213 (1920) Angiopteris evecta (Forst.) Hoffm.; Comm. Soc. Reg. Gott. 12: 29: t. 5 (1793-1794) Trivial Names: King fern or Giant fern ssp. alata H. Christ; (1898) Angiopteris fauriei Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 272 (1919) ssp. formosana Hieron.; Hedwigia 61(3): 274-275 (1919) Angiopteris fengii Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 338 (1959) Angiopteris ferox Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. Bot. 6. 134 t. 12 B (1911) Angiopteris fibrillosa Ching & Y.X.Lin; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22(3): 193 (1984) Angiopteris fokiensis Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 275 (1919) Angiopteris forbesii Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 28. 3 (1918) Angiopteris formosa Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 335 (1959) Angiopteris garbongensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 331 (1959) Angiopteris glauca Alderw.; Mal. Ferns, Suppl. 1, Corr. 61 (1917) Angiopteris grosso-dentata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 340 (1959) Angiopteris hainanensis Ching ex Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 158. t.16(3) (1959) Angiopteris hegeliana Presl; Suppl. Tent. Pterid. 25 (1845) Angiopteris helferiana Presl; Suppl. 22 (1845) Angiopteris hellwigii Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 56. 218 (1920) Angiopteris holttumii C. Chr.; Gardens Bull. S. S. 7. 209 (1934) Angiopteris hookeriana de Vriese; Mon. 29 (1853) Angiopteris howii Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 158. t. 16(4) (1959) Angiopteris huegeliana Presl; Suppl. 25 (1845) Angiopteris inconstanti Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II. no. 28. 6 (1918) Angiopteris indica Desv.; Berl. Mag. 5. 307 (1811) Angiopteris kwangsiensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 332 (1959) Angiopteris laciniata de Vriese; Mon. 30 (1853) Angiopteris lancifoliolata Alderw.; Bull. Buit. III. 5. 183 (1922) Angiopteris latemarginata Ching in S.S. Chien & Chun; (1959) Angiopteris lateterminalis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 341 (1959) Angiopteris latifolia Presl; Suppl. Tent. Pterid. 24 (1845) Angiopteris latipinnula Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 340 (1959) Angiopteris lauterbachii Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 214 (1920) Angiopteris leytensis Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II. no. 28. 4 (1918) Angiopteris lingii Ching; Chien & Cliun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 337 (1959) Angiopteris lobulata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 334 (1959) Angiopteris longifolia Grev. & Hook.; Bot. Misc. 3. 227 (1833) Angiopteris longipetiolata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 342 (1959) Angiopteris lorentzii Rosenst.; Nova Guinea 8. 732 (1912) Angiopteris lygodiifolia Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 2 (1917) Angiopteris macrocephala Presl; Suppl. 26 (1845) Angiopteris madagascariensis de Vriese; Mon. 23 (1853) Angiopteris magna Ching ex C. Chr. & Tardieu; Notul.,Syst. [Paris] 5: 12. t.2(7-8) (1935) Angiopteris majuscula Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 279 (1963) [nom. nov.] Angiopteris manniana Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 2 (1917) Angiopteris marchionica E. Brown; Bishop Mus. Bull. 80. 100 c. f (1931) Angiopteris medogensis Ching & Y.X.Lin; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22(3): 194 (1984) Angiopteris megaphylla Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 335 (1959) Angiopteris mekongensis Ching ex C. Chr. & Tardieu; Notul. Syst. [Paris) 5: 8. t.2(3-4) (1935) Angiopteris microura Copel.; Philip. Journ. Sc. 60: 101. t.4 (1936) Angiopteris monstruosa Alderw.; Bull. Buit. III. 2. 130 (1920) Angiopteris multijuga Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 335 (1959) Angiopteris muralis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 343 (1959) Angiopteris mutata Alderw.; Mal. Ferns Suppl. 1, Corr. 60 (1917) Angiopteris nanchuanensis Z.Y.Liu; Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 4(3): 2 (1984) Angiopteris neglecta Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 159. t.17(5) (1959) Angiopteris nodosa Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb no. 31. 3 (1917) Angiopteris norrisii Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb no. 31. 3 (1917) Angiopteris nuda Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 331 (1959) Angiopteris oblanceolata Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 159. t. 17(6) (1959) Angiopteris officinalis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 333 (1959) Angiopteris oldhamii Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 265 (1919) Angiopteris oligotheca Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 284 (1919) Angiopteris olivacea Alderw.; Mal. Ferns Suppl. 1, Corr. 60 (1917) Angiopteris omeiensis Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. ser. 2. 1: 273 (1949) Angiopteris opaca Copel.; Bishop Mus. Bull. 60. 8 (1929) Angiopteris oschimensis Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 282 (1919) Angiopteris pallida Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 2 (1917) Angiopteris palmiformis (Cav.) C. Chr.; Dansk Bot. Ark. 9(3). 30. t.3(7-8) (1937) Angiopteris papandayanensis Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 256 (1919) Angiopteris parvifolia Ching & Fu in Chien & Chun; Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 340 (1959) Angiopteris parvipinnula Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 332 (1959) Angiopteris petiolulata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 342 (1959) Angiopteris pingpienensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 342 (1959) Angiopteris pinnata (Roxb.) C. Morton; Contrib. U. S. Nation. Herb. 38: 329 (1974) Angiopteris pinnata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 330 (1959) Angiopteris polytheca C. Chr. & Tardieu; Notul. Syst. [Paris] 5: 10. t.2(5-6) (1935) Angiopteris pruinosa Kze.; Bot. Zeit. 417 (1846) Angiopteris rahaoensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 333 (1959) Angiopteris rapensis E. Brown; Bishop Mus. Bull. 89. 102 (1931) Angiopteris remota Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 159. t.17(7) (1959) Angiopteris repandula de Vriese; Mon. 30. t. 3. f. 4. t. 4. f. 4 (1853) Angiopteris robusta Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 333 (1959) Angiopteris ruttenii Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II. no. 28. 6 (1918) Angiopteris sakuraii Hier.; Hedwigia 61. 280 (1919) Angiopteris salicifolia (Presl) de Vriese; Mon. 34 (1853) Angiopteris shanyuanensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 343 (1959) Angiopteris sinica Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. ser. 2. 1: 274 (1949) Angiopteris smithii Rac.; Bull. lnt. Acad. Cracovie 54 (1902) Angiopteris sparsisora Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 20(3): 349 (1982) Angiopteris stellatosora C. Chr.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 67 (1933) Angiopteris subcordata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 341 (1959) Angiopteris subcuneata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 336 (1959) Angiopteris subcuspidata Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 3 (1917) Angiopteris subfurfuracea Alderw.; Bull. Jard. bot. Buit. II nr. XI. 1 (1913) Angiopteris subintegerrima Alderw.; Bull. Jard. bot. Buit. II nr. XX. 5 (1915) Angiopteris sumatrana Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 23. 6 (1916) Angiopteris taiwanensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 334 (1959) Angiopteris taweishanensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 345 (1959) Angiopteris tenera Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 344 (1959) Angiopteris undulato-striata Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 56. 216 (1920) Angiopteris vasta Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 337 (1959) Angiopteris venulosa Ching ex Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 160. t.18(9) (1959) Angiopteris versteegii Alderw.; Bull. Buit. 11. no. 28. 6 (1918) Angiopteris wallichiana Presl; Suppl. 22 (1845) Angiopteris wangii Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 338 (1959) Angiopteris wightiana de Vriese; Mon. 28 (1853) Angiopteris winkleri Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 3 (1917) Angiopteris yunnanensis Hier.; Hedw. 61. 277 (1919)
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