Nephrolepis brownii (Desv.) Hovenkamp & Miyam., Blumea 50(2): 293 2005. (Syn: Aspidium amoa Hook.Aspidium floccigerum BlumeAspidium schkuhrii BlumeDavallia multiflora Roxb. ; Nephrodium brownii Desv.; Nephrodium regulare Desv.Nephrolepis acutangula C.PreslNephrolepis floccigera (Blume) T.MooreNephrolepis mayi MayNephrolepis multiflora (Roxb.) F.M.Jarrett ex C.V.MortonNephrolepis pubescens Copel.Nephrolepis tomentosa Alderw.Nephrolepis westonii Craig );
Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cook Is., Fiji, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kermadec Is., Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Vietnam; Introduced into: Bahamas, Belize, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Windward Is. as per POWO;


ANNOV15/15 Fern for identification : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Date: 13th September 2015
Place: Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala

A kind of Nephrolepis

Well I think it must be Nephrolepis brownii (syn. hirsutula), but I find some of the cultivated Nephrolepis species rather confusing and difficult.  … at Leiden would know!


Nephrolepis sp ?:
Date/Time-15 Jan 2022
Location- south -western maharashtra-w. ghat hills
Habitat- Wild. in rocky, open sunny field, near forest.
Plant Habit- Herb- colonies.
Height- 60cm+
I feel it is Nephrolepis sp but doubt it to be N. cordifolia as the sori are very near to margin. Also I could not see any bulbils on its runners. But also i am doubtful that it is N. exaltata (an introduced species) as this area is near pristine forest.

You are right, of course – and see the hairs beneath along the costa and on the lamina.
It is N. brownii that was long confused as “N. multiflora” or “N. hirsutula” in India. Its range is S., C. and N.E India and S.E. Asia. See page 45 in IC 3, Indian Pteridophyte Checklist, vol. 3.