Family Drynariaceae, genus Leptochilus;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Leptochilus, 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.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
050.000 Order Polypodiales
		Statistics: 9 families, 82 genera, 1996-2140 spp. 
		(2293 species and 31 hybrids listed]
		= Order Davalliales
054.0000 Family Drynariaceae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16: 1-37 (1978)
		Statistics: 16 genera, 347-370 spp. 
		[444 species and 4 hybrids listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		Remarks: according to PCR results Polypodiaceae s. lat. is polyphyletic. 
		There are two choices: either include Grammitidaceae, Pleurosoriopsidaceae and 
		Loxogrammaceae in Polypodiaceae, or separate Drynariaceae as family. 
		It is not clear whether or not Drynariaceae is the correct family name.
		= Dipteridaceae subfam. Drynarioideae Crabbe; Jermy & Mickel, Fern Gaz. 11: 156 (1975)
		= Polypodiaceae tribus Drynarieae Subh.Chandra; Brenesia 18: 175 (1980) 
		[without latin descr. or type, et in Fern Gaz. 12(4): 226 (1982), with latin descr. and type
		= Polypodiaceae tribus Lemmaphylleae V.G.Tu; Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 18: 44 (1981)
		= Polypodiaceae tribus Microsoreae V.G.Tu; Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 18: 18 (1981)
054.0400 Tribus Microsoreae

054.0404 Leptochilus Kaulf.; En. Fil. 147 (1824) Statistics: 10-13 spp. E- and tropical Asia [13 species and 1 hybrid listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Anapausia Presl; Epim. Bot. 185 (1849-51) = Dendroglossa Presl; Epim. Bot. 149 (1851) = Euryostichum Presl; Epim. Bot. 188 (1849-51) = Gymnopteris Presl; Tent. Pterid. 244 (1836) = Nistarika Nayar; Madhusoodanan & Molly, Fern Gaz. 13: 33 (1985) = Paraleptochilus Copel.; Gen. Fil. 198 (1947) Leptochilus axillaris (Cav.) Kaulf.; Enum. 147, t. 1, f. 10 (1824) Leptochilus cantoniensis (Bak.) Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. lnst. 4. 343 (1933) Leptochilus cordatus (Christ) Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. 4. 343 (1933) Leptochilus decurrens Bl.; Enum. Pl. Jav. 2: 206 (1828) Leptochilus dichotomophlebia Hayata; Ic. Fl. Formosa 4. 202 (syn.) (1914) Leptochilus ellipticus (Thunb.) Nooteboom; Blumea 42: 283 (1997) Leptochilus laciniatus (Hook.) Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Bot. 4: 344 (1933) Leptochilus macrophylla (Bl.) Nooteboom; Blumea 42: 289 (1997) var. fluviatilis (Lauterb.) Nooteboom; Blumea 42: 289 (1997) var. pedunculatus (Hook. & Grev.) Nooteboom; Blumea 42: 290 (1997) Leptochilus metallicus (Bedd.) C. Chr.; Ind. 386 (1906) Leptochilus minutulus Fée; 10 mém. 8 t. 31 f. 2 (1865) Leptochilus minor Fée; Acrost. 87 t. 25 f 3 (1845) Leptochilus x hemitomus (Hance) Nooteboom; Blumea 42: 293 (1997) Leptochilus wallii (Bak.) C. Chr.; Ind. 20 (1905), 388 (1906) Leptochilus zeylanicus Fée; 10 mem. 8 t. 31 f. 1 (1865)
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For each species, information on its distribution by country and sometimes by province, region or state within a country; conservation status (where applicable), and all synonyms with publishing source (other latin names by which the species has been known) that we could find, and where applicable whether or not the given name has been verified; are available on the CDROM version of this page.

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