Athyrium anisopterum Christ, Bull. Herb. Boissier 6(12): 962–963 1898. (syn: Aspidium fauriei var. elatius H.Christ; Athyrium heterosporum Y.T.Hsieh & Z.R.Wang; Athyrium kumaonicum Holtt. ex Punetha; Athyrium macrocarpum (Bl.) Bedd. (ambiguous synonym); Athyrium membranifolium Ching; Athyrium woodsioides Christ; Dryopteris thysanocarpa Hayata; Lastrea membranacea Arnott ex Bak.; Lastrea sparsa var. membranacea Arnott ex Bedd.; Nephrodium sparsum var. membranaceum Arnott ex C.B.Cl.);    

China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet,
Taiwan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, ?Karnataka, Kerala,
Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Bhutan,
Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma],
Vietnam, Philippines (Luzon), peninsular
Malaysia (Cameron Highlands, Pahang), Java, Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu, etc.),
N-Thailand, Sumatra
as per Catalogue of Life;


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Athyrium macrocarpon Fée SN24420 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.

Athyrium macrocarpon Fée, wild terrestrial fern from Western Ghats Tamilnadu 


No, not A. macrocarpon – it is A. anisopterum.    
A. macrocarpon (Blume) Bedd. [note Fee is not the authority – Fee’s was an independent Asplenium macrocarpum (Fee) T.Moore, nothing to do with this genus] was described from Java, where A. anisopterum does not occur, and is in fact a synonym of A. puncticauleA. puncticaule also occurs in S. and far N.E. India – but is not this present species.
    …- I think you really do need access to a modern detailed botanical book on Indian ferns as these many misidentifications and misnamings are rather misleading!  If you are writing something on ferns for publication it will clearly need considerable revision. 

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