Family Dennstaedtiaceae, genus Microlepia;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Microlepia, 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.
037.000 Order Dennstaedtiales
		Statistics: 3 families, 13 genera, 228-250 spp. [295 species and 4 hybrids listed]
037.0000 Family Dennstaedtiaceae Pichi-Sermolli s. str.; Webbia 24: 704 (1970)
		Statistics: 7 genera, 128-133 spp. [168 species and 2 hybrids listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

037.0001 Microlepia C. Presl; Tent. Pteridogr. 124 (1836) Statistics: ca. 70 spp. pantropical, mostly tropical Asia, few trop. Africa, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, China, east through Malesia and Pacific to Hawaii, Easter Island, north to Korea and Japan, south to Queensl., 1 to tropical America [101 species and 2 hybrids listed]. Many (probably invalid) microspecies in China. Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Dennstaedtia Bernh.; Jour. Bot. (Schrad.) 1800(2): 124 (1802) [non Moore = Scypholepia J. Sm.; Hist. Fil. 261 (1875) = Scyphopteris Rafin.; Princ. Somiol. 26 (1814) Microlepia ampla Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 362 (1959) Microlepia angustipinna Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 359 (1959) Microlepia attenuata Ching; Wuyi Sci. J. 1: 1 (1981) Microlepia bipinnata (Makino) Shimura; J. Phytogeogr. Taxon. 27(1): 41 (1979) Microlepia calvescens (Wall. ex Hook.) C. Presl; Epim. 95 (1849-51) var. intramarginalis (Tagawa) W.C. Shieh; Quart. Journ. China For. 6 (4): 92 (1973) Microlepia caudifolia Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Bio . ser. 2. 1: 300 (1949) Microlepia caudiformis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 365 (1959) Microlepia caudigera Moore; Ind. 303 (1861) Microlepia caudipinnata B.S.Wang; Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni 1961(2): 43 (1961) Microlepia chingii B.S.Wang; Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni 1961(2): 45 (1961) Microlepia chrysocarpa Ching; Sinensia 1. 3 (1929) Microlepia communis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 367 (1959) Microlepia concinna (Rosenst.) R. M. Tryon & A.F.Tryon; Rhodora 83(833): 135 (1981) Microlepia crassa Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 360 (1959) Microlepia crenata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 368 (1959) Microlepia crenato-serrata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 369 (1959) Microlepia critica Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 361 (1959) Microlepia dubia (Roxb.) C. Morton; Contrib. U.S. Nation. Herb. 38: 342 (1974) Microlepia fadenii Pichi-Serm.; Webbia 27: 406 (1972) publ. (1973) Microlepia flaccida (R. Br.) J. Sm.; Lond. Journ. Bot. 1. 427 (1842) Microlepia formosana Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 363 (1959) Microlepia fujianensis Ching; Wuyi Sci. J. 1: 1 (1981) Microlepia ganlanbaensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 369 (1959) Microlepia gigantea Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 369 (1959) Microlepia glabra Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 361 (1959) Microlepia hainanensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 360 (1959) Microlepia hancei Prantl; Arb. bot. Gart. Breslau 1. 35 (1892) Microlepia herbacea Ching & C. Chr. ex Tardieu & C. Chr.; Notul. Syst. [Paris] 6: 6. t.1(1-2) (1937) Microlepia hookeriana (Wall.) Presl; Epim. 95 (1849-51) var. marginalis (Copel.) Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 26(3-4): 117 (1974) Microlepia intermedia Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 366 (1959) Microlepia izu-peninsulae Kurata; J. Geobot. 11: 4 (1962) Microlepia kansuensis Ching; Fl. Tsinlingensis 2: 206 (1974) Microlepia khasiyana (Hook.) Presl; Epim. Bot. 95 (1849-51) Microlepia krameri C.M.Kuo; Taiwania 30: 59 (1985) Microlepia kurzii (Clarke) Bedd.; Handb. 66 (1883) Microlepia kwangtungensis B.S.Wang; Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni 1961(2): 44 (1961) Microlepia lofoushanensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 364 (1959) Microlepia longipilosa Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 357 (1959) Microlepia macrosora A.Biswas; J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 12(2): 322 (1988 publ. 1989) Microlepia majuscula (Lowe) Moore; Ind. 297 (1861) Microlepia manilensis (Goldm.) C. Chr. (1906) Microlepia marginata (Houtt.) C. Chr.; Ind. 212 (1905), 427 (1906) var. jinfoshanensis Ching & Z.Y.Liu; Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 3(4): 23 (1983) var. bipinnata Makino (1926) var. villosa (C. Presl) Wu (1932) Microlepia matthewii Christ; Not. syst. 1. 54 (1909) Microlepia medogensis Ching & Y.X.Lin; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22(3): 197 (1984) Microlepia melanorhachis Rosenst.; Fedde Repert. 12: 626 (1913) Microlepia membranacea B.S.Wang; Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni 1961(2): 46 (1961) Microlepia modesta Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 358 (1959) Microlepia mollifolia Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 5: 189 (1936) Microlepia neostrigosa Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 361 (1959) Microlepia nipponica (Miq.) C. Chr.; Ind. 427 (1906) Microlepia nudisora C. Chr.; Bull. Bishop Mus. 177: 34 (1943) Microlepia oblongifolia A.Biswas; J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 12(2): 321 (1988 publ. 1989) Microlepia obtusiloba Hayata; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 23. 27 (1909) Microlepia omeiensis Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Ar.2. 1: 301 (1949) Microlepia pallida Ching; Bull. Dépt. Biol. Coll. Sci. Sun Yatsen Univ. no. 6, 23 (1933) Microlepia parastrigosa Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. ser. 2. 1: 302 (1949) Microlepia paucipinnata B.S.Wang; Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni 1961(2): 42 (1961) Microlepia pilosissima Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 358 (1959) Microlepia pilosiuscula (Smith) C. Morton; Contrib. U.S. Nation. Herb. 38: 313 (1974) Microlepia pilosula (Wall.) Presl; Tent. 125 (1836) Microlepia pingpienensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 366 (1959) Microlepia platyphylla (D. Don) J. Sm.; Lond. Journ. Bot. 1 427b (1842) Microlepia protracta Copel.; Philip. Journ. Sc. 81: 5 (1952) Microlepia proxima (BI.) Presl; Epim. 95 (1849-51) Microlepia pseudohirta Rosenst.; Fedde Repert. 9. 425 (1911) Microlepia pseudo-strigosa Mak.; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 28. 337 (1914) Microlepia puberula Alderw.; Bull. Jard. bot. Buit. II nr. XI. 17 (1913) Microlepia pyramidata (Wall.) Lacaita; Journ. Linn. Soc. 43. 486 (1916) Microlepia rheophila K.lwats. & M.Kato; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 31(1-3): 35 (1980) Microlepia rhomboidea Presl; Tent. 125 (1836) Microlepia ridleyi Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. Bot. 11. 39 (1916) Microlepia sablanensis Christ; Phil. Journ. Sci. Bot. 2. 168 (1907) Microlepia scaberula Mett. ex Kuhn; Linn. 36. 148 (1869) Microlepia scyphoformis Ching & Wang; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 164. t.19(14) (1959) Microlepia setosa (Sm.) Alston; Phil. Journ. Sci. 50. 177 (descr. orig.) t. 1 f. 3 (1933) Microlepia sikkimensis A.Biswas; J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 12(2): 322 (1988 publ. 1989) Microlepia singpienensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin,. 2: 359 (1959) Microlepia sino-strigosa Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 360 (1959) Microlepia speluncae (L.) Moore; Ind. Fil. 93 (1857) var. villosissima C. Chr.; Gard. Bull. Singap. 4: 399 (1929) Microlepia stenoloba Prantl; Arb. bot. Gart. Breslau 1. 36 (1892) Microlepia straminea Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 364 (1959) Microlepia strigosa (Thunb.) Presl; Epim. 95 (1849-51) var. mauiensis (W.H.Wagner) D.D. Palmer; [ined. Microlepia subrhomboidea Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 362 (1959) Microlepia substrigosa Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 5: 189 (1936) Microlepia subtrichosticha Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 368 (1959) Microlepia szechuanica Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 363 (1959) Microlepia taiwaniana Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 10: 199 (1941) Microlepia tamenlongensis A.Biswas; J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 12(2): 315 (1988 publ. 1989) Microlepia tenella Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 365 (1959) Microlepia todayensis Christ; Philip. Journ. Sci. 3: 272 (1908) Microlepia trapeziformis (Roxb. ex Griff.) Kuhn; Chaetpot. 347 (1882) Microlepia trichocarpa Hayata; Ic. Fl. Formosa 4. 210 f. 142 (1914) Microlepia trichoclada Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 362 (1959) Microlepia trichosticha J. Sm.; Journ. Bot. 3. 416 (1841) [nomen Microlepia tripinnata Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 367 (1959) Microlepia viridula A.Biswas; J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 12(2): 315 (1988 publ. 1989) Microlepia vitiensis Brownlie; Nova Hedwigia Beih. 55 (Pterid. Fl. Fiji): 118 (1977) Microlepia wentongensis B.S.Wang; Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni 1961(2): 47 (1961) Microlepia x adulterina W. H. Wagner; [ined. Remarks: Microlepia speluncae x strigosa Microlepia x austroizuensis Nakato & Seriz.; J. Jap. Bot. 56(6): 164 (1981) Remarks: Microlepia sino-strigosa x strigosa Microlepia yakusimensis Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 11: 238 (1942) Microlepia yaoshanica Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. ser. 2. 1: 299 (1949) Microlepia yunnanensis Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 366 (1959)
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