Thelypteris papilio (C.Hope) K.Iwats., Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, Biol. 31: 175 (1965) as per POWO;
Christella papilio
(C. Hope) Holtt. (Syn: Christella dentata var. glabra Punetha & Kholia; Cyclosorus papilio (Hope) Ching; Dryopteris papilio (C. Hope) H. Christ; Nephrodium molle var. major Bedd.; Nephrodium papilio C. Hope; Thelypteris papilio (C. Hope) Iwatsuki);
S. India, Himalaya to China (S. Sichuan, Yunnan) and Peninsula Malaysia, Taiwan: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Malaya, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;


Thelypteris papilio ABFEB2017/04 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
I have posted two Thelypteris species before; T. erubescens and T. dentata. This is the third, confirmed by Dr Fraser-Jenkins. The name derives from the butterfly like lower pinnae. I will add to this when I get the opportunity to get better photos of the sori
Thelypteris papilio
Above Mcleodganj, HP
02, 03 February 2017




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