Family Athyriaceae, genus Diplazium;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

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

             Diplazium species P to Z plus hybrids.
             For Diplazium species A to G, Here   |   For Diplazium species H to O, Here



005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
041.000 Order Athyriales
		Statistics: 6 families, 54 genera, 1782-2215 spp. [2362 species and 88 hybrids listed]
045.0000 Family Athyriaceae Alston; Taxon 5: 25 (1956) s. str.
		Statistics: 10 genera, 546-698 spp. [772 species and 56 hybrid listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		Remarks: according to PCR results, the family has probably to be divided. 
		There are two groups: Athyrium, Adenoderris and Cornopteris, which are monophyletic, 
		and the group Diplazium, Dictyodroma, Diplaziopsis, Hemidictyum and Deparia, which 
		is monophyletic with Thelypteridaceae and therefore has to be included there as 
		subfamily. At this time we have retained the traditional scheme to avoid confusion.
		= Dryopteridaceae subfam. Athyrioideae
		= Dryopteridaceae Tribus Physematieae J. Sm.; 1875

Diplazium palaviense Stolze; Fl. Ecuador 49(14:5B): 43 (1994) Diplazium pallidum (Bl.) Moore; Ind. 333 (1861) Diplazium palmense Rosenst.; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 276 (1912) Diplazium panamense C.D. Adams; Novon 2: 297 (1992) Diplazium paradoxum Fée; Gen. 214 (1850-52) Diplazium parvum (Copel.) Price Diplazium paucijugum Stolze; Fieldiana, Bot. 27: 84 (1991) Diplazium paucipinnum Stolze; Fl. Ecuador 49(14:5B): 72 (1994) Diplazium pectinatum (Fée) C. Chr.; Urban, Symb. Ant. 9. 324 (1925) Diplazium pedicellatum (Copel.) Parris; Kew Bull. 41(1): 69 (1986) Diplazium permirabile Alderw.; Bull. Buit. III. 5. 196, fig (1922) Diplazium perrotetii (Tardieu) Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 10: 291 (1941) Diplazium petelotii Tardieu-Blot; Aspl. du Vietnam 66 t. 8 f. 3-6 (1932) Diplazium petiolare Presl; Epim. 86 (1849-51) Diplazium petri Tardieu-Blot; Aspl. du Vietnam 67 t. 9 f. 1-2 (1932) Diplazium pinatubicum M.G.Price; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 17: 273 (1990) Diplazium pinfaense Ching; Lingnan Sci. Journ. 15(2): 279 (1936) Diplazium pinnatifido-pinnatum (Hook.) Moore; Ind. 334 (1861) Diplazium pinnatifidum Kze.; Linn. 9. 72 (1834) Diplazium plantaginifolium (L.) Urb.; Symb. Antill. 4: 31 (1903) Diplazium platychlamys C. Chr.; Bull. Mus. Paris 11. 6 (1934) Diplazium platyphyllum Christ; Bull. Géogr. Bot. Mans 148 (1906) Diplazium poiense C. Chr.; Gardens Bull. 7. 268 (1934) Diplazium polyanthes (Sol.) C. Chr.; Ind. 237 (1905) Diplazium polycarpum (Copel.) C. Chr.; Ind. Suppl. 27 (1913) Diplazium polypodioides Bl.; Enum. Pl. Jav. 194 (1828) Diplazium ponapense (Copel.) Hosok.; Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan 31: 475 (1941) Diplazium popayanense Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 84. 457 (1904) Diplazium porphyrolepium Alderw.; Bull. Jard. bot. Buit. II nr. XX. 11 (1915) Diplazium porphyrophyllum Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 28. 18 (1918) Diplazium porphyrorachis (Bak.) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 225 (1899) Diplazium praestans (Copel.) Maxon ex C. Morton; Contrib. U.S. Nation. Herb. 38: 4 (1967) Diplazium prescottianum (Wall.) Moore; Ind. 156, 334 (1859) Diplazium prionophyllum Kze.; Bot. Zeit. 194 (1848) Diplazium procumbens Holtt.; Gard. Bull. Str. Settl. 11: 95. f.4 (1940) Diplazium proliferum (Lam.) Thouars; Fl. Trist. d'Ac. 35 (1804) var. proliferoides (Bory) Tard. Diplazium prolixum Rosenst.; Fedde Repert. 18. 126 (1913) Diplazium prolongatum Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 5 (1917) Diplazium prominulum Maxon; Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 15 (1909) Diplazium propinquum (Copel.) Alderw.; Mal. Ferns Suppl. 259 (1917) Diplazium protensum Rosenst.; Fedde Repert. 12. 169 (1913) Diplazium pseudocyatheifolium Rosenst.; Med. Rijks Herb. no. 31. 4 (1917) Diplazium pseudoporrectum Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 28. 342 (1900) Diplazium pseudosetigerum (Christ) comb. ined. Diplazium pseudoshepherdioides Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 56. 134 (1920) Diplazium puberulentum Mickel & Beitel; Pterid. Fl. Oaxaca (Mem. New York Gard. 46): 157 (1988) Diplazium pulicosum (Hook.) Moore; Ind. 335 (1861) Diplazium pullingeri (Bak.) J. Sm.; Ferns br. and for. ed. 11. 315 (1877) var. daweishanicolum (W. M. Chu & Z. R. He) comb. ined. Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) M. Broun; Index N. Amer. Ferns 60 (1938) Trivial names: Narrow-leaved Glade Fern Diplazium quadrangulatum (W.M.Chu) comb. ined. Diplazium queenslandicum Tindale; Gard. Bull. Singapore 39(2): 174 (1986 publ 1987) Diplazium rapense E. Brown; Bishop Mus. Bull. 89. 57 t 11 (1931) Diplazium remotum Fée; Cr. vasc. Br. 1. 81 t. 24 f. 1 (1869) Diplazium rhoifolium Kze.; ms. ex Mett. Aspl. 178. syn (1859) Diplazium riedelianum (Bong. ex Kuhn) Kuhn ex C. Chr.; Index Filic. 230 (1905) Distribution [complete]: Mexico (Chiapas, Veracruz), Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Diplazium riparium Holtt.; Gard. Bull. Str. Settl. 11: 97. f.5 (1940) Diplazium rivale (Spruce) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 228 (1899) Diplazium roemerianum (Kze.) Presl; Tent. 113 (t. 4 f. 5) (1836) var. rufescens Stolze; Fl. Ecuador, 49(14:5B): 68 (1994) Diplazium roraimense Cremers & K.U.Kramer; Fl. Guianas, Ser.B 6: 31 (1993) Diplazium rosenstockii (Copel.) Brownlie; Fl. Nouv.-Caléd. 3, Ptéridophytes, 206 (1969) Diplazium roxburghii Moore; Ind. 176, 337 (1859) Diplazium rubicaule C. Chr.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 54 (1933) Diplazium sammatii (Kuhn) C. Chr.; Ind. 238 (1905) Diplazium sanctae-rosae H. Christ; Bull. Herb. Boissier sér. 2, 7: 268 (1907) Diplazium sancti-johannis (Copel.) C. Morton; Contrib. U.S. Nation. Herb. 38: 230 (1973) Diplazium sanderi (C. Chr.) Pacheco; Fl. Ecuador 49(14:5B): 77 (1994) Diplazium sandwichianum (Presl) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 228 (1899) Diplazium schlechteri Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 138 (1920) Diplazium schraderi Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 141 (1920) Diplazium schultzei Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 66. 140 (1920) Diplazium scotinum Rosenst.; Fedde Repert. 12. 169 (1913) Diplazium sechellarum (Bak.) C. Chr.; Ind. 238 (1905) Diplazium seemannii T. Moore.; Index Fil. 337 (1862) Diplazium serratifolium Ching ex Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 166. t.20 (20) (1959) Diplazium serrulatum (Roxb.) Moore; Ind. 167, 337 (1860) Diplazium setosum Presl; Tent. 113 (1836) Diplazium shepherdioides (Bak.) C. Chr.; Ind. 239 (1905) Diplazium siamense C. Chr.; Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 26. 332 t. 26 (1931) Diplazium sibiricum (Turcz. ex Kunze) Kurata in Namegata; Coll. & Cult. Ferns & Fern Allies, 340 (1961) var. glabrum (Tagawa) Sa. Kurata (1961) Diplazium sibuyanense (Copel.) Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 11. 9 (1913) Diplazium silvestre Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 28. 19 (1918) Diplazium similis (W.M.Chu) comb. ined. Diplazium simplicivenium Holtt.; Gard. Bull. Str. Settl. 11: 100. f. 6 (1940) Diplazium skutchii Lellinger; Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 98: 377 (1985) Diplazium solanderi Carr.; Seem., Fl. Vit. 356 (1873) Diplazium solutum (H. Christ) Lellinger; Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 98: 379 (1985) Diplazium sorzogonense (Presl) Presl; Tent. 114 (1836) Diplazium speciosum Bl.; Enum. Pl. Jav. 193 (1828) var. major (Bedd.) Holtt. Diplazium spectabile (Wall. ex Mett.) Ching; Lingnan Sci. Journ. 15: 278 (1936) Diplazium spiniferum Alderw.; Mal. Ferns Suppl. 265 (1917) Diplazium spinulosum Bl.; Enum. 193 (1828) Distribution: Moluccas, New Guinea Diplazium splendens Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. 2. 205 t. 21 (1931) Diplazium sprucei (Bak.) C. Chr.; Ind. 239 (1905) Diplazium squamigerum (Mett.) Christ.; Bull. Soc. Fr. 52 mém. 1. 51 (1905) Diplazium squamuligerum (Rosenst.) Parris; Kew Bull. 41(1): 69 (1986) Diplazium squarrosum K. lwats. & M.Kato; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 31(4-6): 179 (1980) Diplazium stellatopilosum (Brause) Holtt.; Blumea 13: 136 (1965) Diplazium stenolepis Ching; Ching & Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 9: 352 (1964) Diplazium stipitipinnula Holtt.; Blumea 14: 328 (1967) Diplazium stokeyae Proctor; Amer. Fern J. 72(4): 112 (1982) Diplazium stoliczkae Bedd.; Ferns Brit. India Suppl. 13. t. 361 (1876) Diplazium striatastrum Lellinger; Selbyana 2: 283 (1978) Diplazium striatum (L.) C. Presl; Tent. Pterid. 114 (1836) Diplazium stuebelianum (Hieron.) Stolze; Fieldiana, Bot. 27: 80 (1991) Diplazium stuebelii Hieron.; Hedwigia 47. 217 t. 2 f. 5 (1908) Diplazium subalatum Houlst. & Moore; Gard. Mag. Bot. 3. 231 (1851) Diplazium subdilatatum (Ching in Ching & Wang) comb. ined. Diplazium subintegrum Holtt.; Gard. Bull. Str. Sett. 9: 125 (1937) Diplazium subobliquatum Rosenst.; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 22: 9 (1925) Diplazium subobtusum Rosenst.; Fedde Repert. 7. 296 (1909) Diplazium subpolypodioides Alderw.; Bull. Jard. bot. Buit. II nr. XX. 11 (1915) Diplazium subquadripinnatum (Copel.) Lellinger; Amer. Fern J. 74(2): 57 (1984) Diplazium subscabrum (Copel.) C. Chr.; Ind. Suppl. 2, 12 (1917) Diplazium subserratum (Bl.) Moore; Ind. 338 (1862) Diplazium subsilvaticum H. Christ; Prim. Fl. Costar. 3: 28 (1901) Diplazium subspectabile (Ching & W.M.Chu) comb. ined. Diplazium subtripinnatum Nakai; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 43. 1 (1929) Diplazium succulentum (Clarke) C. Chr.; Ind. Fil. 240 (1905) Diplazium supranitens C. Chr.; Dansk Bot. Ark. 9(3): 58 (1937) Diplazium swartzii Bl.; Enum. 191 (1828) Diplazium silvaticum (Bory) Sw.; Syn. Fil. 92 (1806) Diplazium symmetricum (Copel.) M.G.Price; Gard. Bull. Singapore 36(1): 26 (1983) Diplazium tabacinum Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. 1. Suppl. II. 149 t. 6 (1906) Diplazium tablazianum H. Christ; Bull. Herb. Boissier sér. 2, 7: 270 (1907) Diplazium takii Kurata; J. Geobot. 10: 70 (1961) Diplazium tamandarei Rosenst.; Hedwigia 36. 364 (1915) Diplazium taquetii C. Chr.; Bull. Géogr. Bot. Mans 69 (1911) Diplazium tasiroi Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. 2. 198 (1933) Diplazium taylorianum (Jenm.) Maxon ex Proctor; Bull. Inst. Jamaica Sc. Ser. 5 25 (1953) Diplazium tenuicaule Hayata; Ic. Fl. Formosa 4. 220 f. 150 (1914) Diplazium tenuifolium (Copel.) Lellinger; Amer. Fern J. 74(2): 57 (1984) Diplazium ternatum Liebm.; Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd. ser. 5, 1- 252 (1849) Diplazium tetsu-yamanakae Kurata; Journ. Geobot. 8: 84 (1960) Diplazium tibeticum (Ching & S. K. Wu) comb. ined. Diplazium tomentellum (Rosenst.) L.D. Gómez; Brenesia 8: 52 (1976) Diplazium tomentosum Bl.; Enum. 192 (1828) Diplazium tomitaroanum Masamune; Journ. Soc. Trop. Agric. 2. 33 (1930) Diplazium travancoricum Bedd.; Handb. 188 (1883) Diplazium trianae (Mett.) C. Chr.; Ind. 240 (1905) Diplazium tricholepis C. Chr.; Gardens Bull. 7. 270 t. 57 (1934) Diplazium truncatilobum C. Chr.; Kungl. Svenska Vetens.-akad. Handl. ser. 3. 16(2): 50. t.I3(I4-16) (1937) Diplazium tungurahuae (Sod.) C. Chr.; Ind. Suppl. 28 (1913) Diplazium turgidum Rosenst.; Hedwigia 46. 109 (1906) Diplazium turubalense Rosenst.; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 276 (1912) Diplazium tutense C.D. Adams; Novon 2: 298 (1992) Diplazium umbrosum Willd.; Sp. 5: 353 (1810) Diplazium uncidens (Rosenst.) C. Chr.; Ind. Suppl. III (1934) Diplazium unilobum (Poir.) Hier.; Hedwigia 59. 332 (1917) Diplazium uraiense Rosenst.; Hedwigia 66. 336 (1915) Diplazium urbanii (Christ) C. Chr.; Ind. 241 (1905) Diplazium urticifolium H. Christ; Prim. Fl. Costaric. 3: 29 (1901) Diplazium vanvuurenii Alderw.; Bull. Jard. bot. Buit. II nr. XVI. 7 (1914) Diplazium vastum (Mett.) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 228 (1899) Diplazium veitchii Christ; Bull. Géogr. Bot. Mans 125 (1906) Diplazium velaminosum (Diels) Pichi-Serm.; Webbia 27: 443 (1972) pub (1973) Diplazium velutinum Holtt.; Gard. Bull. Str. Sett. 9: 126 (1937) Diplazium venulosum (Bak.) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 226, 228 (1899) Diplazium vesiculosum (Sod.) C. Chr.; Ind. Suppl. 28 (1913) Diplazium vestitum Presl; Epim. 87 (1849-51) var. borneense C. Chr. (1934) Diplazium virescens Kze.; Bot. Zeit. 537 (1848) var. conterminum (H. Christ) Sa. Kurata (1958) Diplazium viridescens Ching ex Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 167. t.2i(22) (1959) Diplazium viridissimum Christ; Not. syst. 1. 45 (1909) Distribution: Sikkim, China (Yunnan, Hainan), Vietnam, Philippines (Mindanao) Diplazium wageneri Kl.; A. Br., Ind. Sem. ht. Berol (1855) Diplazium wahauense M.Kato, Darnaedi & K.lwats.; J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 15(1): 101 (1991) Diplazium wallisii (Baker) C. Chr.; Index Filic., Suppl. 3, 77 (1934) Diplazium wattsii (Copel.) C. Chr.; Ind. Suppl. III. 77 (1934) Diplazium weinlandii Christ; Bull. Boiss. II. 1. 452 (1901) Diplazium welwitschii (Hook.) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 226 (1899) Diplazium werckleanum H. Christ; Bull. Herb. Boissier sér. 2, 4: 969 (1904) Diplazium wheeleri (Bak.) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 227 (1899) Diplazium whitfordii Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. 1, Suppl. II. 150 (1906) Diplazium wichurae (Mett.) Diels; Nat. Pfl. 1(4). 226 (1899) Distribution: China (Hunan, Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guizhou, Sichuan), var. parawichurae (Ching) comb. ined. Diplazium williamsii Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. 1. Suppl. II. 150 t. 7 (1906) Diplazium wilsonii (Baker) Diels in Engler & Prantl; Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1. 4(190-191): 228 (1899) var. brunneoviride (Jenman) Proctor; Amer. Fern J. 72(4): 113 (1982) Diplazium wolfii Hieron.; Hedwigia 47. 220 t. 2 f. 6 (1908) Diplazium woodwardioides (C. Presl) Holtt.; Novit. Bot. 1968: 30 (1969) Diplazium x hutohanum Sa.Kurata ex S.Seriz.; J. Jap. Bot. 52(1): 15 (1977) Remarks: Diplazium amamianum x dilatatum Diplazium x hybridum W.H. Wagner & D.D. Palmer; [ined. Remarks: Diplazium arnottii x sandwichianum Diplazium x japono-mettenianum Nakai; Bull. Nation Sc. Mus. Tokyo 27: 18 (1949) Distribution: Japan Remarks: Diplazium thunbergii x mettenianum Diplazium x kashmirianum Fraser-Jenk.; Bot. Helv. 102(2): 154 (1992) Remarks: Diplazium bellum x spectabile Diplazium x kawabatae Kurata; J. Geobot. 16: 65 (1968) Remarks: Diplazium dilatatum x taiwanense Diplazium x magolukui Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 27: 18 (1949) Remarks: Diplazium conilii x mettenianum Diplazium x okudairaioides Kurata; J. Geobot. 10: 69 (1961) Remarks: Diplazium okudairai x wichurae Diplazium x toriianum Kurata; Journ. Geobot. 8: 85 (1960) Remarks: Diplazium mettenianum x squamigerum Diplazium xiphophyllum (Bak.) C. Chr.; Ind. 241 (1905) Diplazium yakumontanum Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 3: 36 (1934) Diplazium yungense Christ & Rosenst.; Rosenst., Fedde Repert. 233 (1908) Diplazium yunnanense (Ching) comb. ined. Diplazium zakamenense (Tardieu) Rakotoudr.; Bull. Mus. Nati. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia Ser. 4 10(4): 376 (1988 publ. 1989)
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