Phymatosorus scolopendria (Burm. f.) Pic. Serm., Webbia 28(2): 457, 460 457 1973. (syn: Phymatodes phymatodes MaxonPhymatodes scolopendria (Burm.f.) ChingPhymatodes vulgaris C.PreslChrysopteris phymatodes LinkDrynaria phymatodes FéeDrynaria vulgaris J.Sm.Microsorum scolopendria (Burm.f.) Copel.Pleopeltis phymatodes T.MoorePolypodium phymatodes L.Polypodium scolopendria Burm.f.Tectaria phymatodes Cav.Phymatodes banerjiana S.Pal & N.PalPhymatodes longipes J.Sm.Phymatodes peltidea J.Sm.Phymatodes terminalis J.Sm.Chrysopteris longipes LinkChrysopteris peltidea LinkChrysopteris terminalis LinkDrynaria alternifolia (Willd.) Brack.Drynaria longipes J.Sm.Microsorum alternifolium (Willd.) Copel.Phymatosorus banerjianus (S.Pal & N.Pal) Pic.Serm.Pleopeltis alternifolia (Willd.) T.MoorePleopeltis schneideri Alderw.Polypodium alternifolium Willd.Polypodium alternifolium LinkPolypodium excavatum Roxb.Polypodium fuentesii HickenPolypodium immersum VahlPolypodium longipes LinkPolypodium madagascariense Desv.Polypodium peltideum LinkPolypodium scutifrons BojerPolypodium terminale Spreng. ex KunzeAcrostichum obtusifolium Willd.Pteris lobata Roxb. );
Tropical & Subtropical Old World: Andaman Is., Angola, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Cook Is., Easter Is., Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Howland-Baker Is., India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Line Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;

Request for identification
Date/Time- Sep 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Potted plant
Height/Length- about 2-2.5 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- light green aeroplane shaped
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Not seen
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen

Fern I think… did you photograph the whole plant, if yes can I/we see it please

this is Phymatosorus scolopendria

Thank you … and now I know that it is also called Wart fern, Maile-scented fern, or Monarch Fern.
… I have now photographed the whole plant attaching pic

Ornamental Plant For ID : Nasik : 130613 : AK-3 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
An ornamental plant seen at Racca Nursery, Nasik on 3/10/2010.
Fern species?

may be Phymatosorus scolopendria ref my post at

Thanks a lot … for the id. It does seem the same as your picture.

Ornamental For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 250214 : AK-23 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 1 author.
Seen on 21/2/14 at Maharashtra Nature Park.

it somewhat resembles Phymatosorus scolopendria ref my post

Thanks for a possible id.
It looks the same to me too.
Let our experts validate.

Identification SS 1 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Can someone help me in identifying this fern.

In Maldives in the month of December 2017. Not naturally growing.
Used as ornamental plant.

It’s Phymatosorus scolopendria– a microsoroid fern, also cultivated in India, including under the mistaken synonym P. banerjiana. It is adventive in North India, West Bengal etc., but native in the south and islands.

Thank you very much, … It was so much helpful. Thank you for taking pains to collect information.