Odontosoria chinensis (L.) J. Sm., Bot. Voy. Herald 430 1857. (syn: Adiantum chinense (L.) Burm. fil.; Adiantum chusanum L.; Bierhorstia chinensis (L.) Barcel. & Hickey; Davallia chinensis (L.) C. B. Cl.; Davallia chinensis (L.) J. E. Sm.; Davallia chusana (L.) Willd.; Davallia cuneiformis (G. Forst.) Sw.; Davallia didyma Hedw.; Davallia ferruginea Cav.; Davallia microcarpa Sm.; Davallia polysperma Steud.; Davallia remota Kaulf.; Davallia tenuifolia var. chinensis (L.) Moore; Davallia venusta Schkuhr; Hymenophyllum ramosissimum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Lindsaea chinensis (L.) A. Braun & C. D. Bouche; Lindsaea chinensis (L.) Mett. ex Kuhn; Microlepia chinensis (L.) Mett.; Odontosoria chinensis f. kenzoana (H. Ito) Nakaike; Odontosoria chusana (L.) Masam.; Odontosoria palmii Rosendahl; Sphenomeris chinensis (L.) Maxon; Sphenomeris chinensis var. rheophila Kramer; Sphenomeris chusana (L.) Copel.; Sphenomeris chusana var. kenzoana H. Ito; Stenoloma chinensis (L.) Bedd.; Stenoloma chusanum (L.) Ching; Trichomanes chinense L.; Trichomanes cuneiforme Forst.; Trichomanes malayanum Roxb. ex Griff.; Trichomanes polysperma Poir.);           

China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan,
Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, South Korea, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal,
Philippines, Palawan, Thailand (widespread),
Laos, Vietnam, Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu, etc.), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
State, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim,
Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Sri Lanka,
Sumatra, peninsular Malaysia (Penang),
Lesser Sunda Isl. (Lombok, Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba), Sulawesi, Moluccas
(Seram), Solomon Isl., Hawaii (Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Hawaii Isl.),
Bonin Isl. (Chichijima, Anijima, Hahajima, Mukohjima, Imohtojima), Volcano Isl.
(Minami-Iwojima, Kita-Iwojima), Palau Isl. (Babeldoab), Tonga (Late Isl.,
Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Kao), Fiji (Viti Levu, Ovalau, Taveuni), New Caledonia, Cook
Isl. (Rarotonga), Marquesas Isl. (Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Tahuata,
Fatu Hiva), Austral Isl. (Rapa Iti, Raivavae, Tubuai, Rurutu), Society Isl.
(Tahiti, Raiatea, Bora Bora), Western Samoa (Savaii), American Samoa (Olosega?,
Ta’u), New Zealand (N-North Isl.)
as per Catalogue of Life;


Terrestrial herb with creeping, branched rhizome, 8 mm thick, densely covered with dark brown hairs. Fronds 25-50 x 5-15 cm, quadripinnate, finely dissected; stipe 10-15 cm long, yellow, hairy at the very base, polished above; lamina 6-40 x 5-15 cm, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate in outline; primary pinnae to 8 x 3 cm, triangular or ovate-acuminate in outline, 12-25 pairs, alternate, 5 mm stalked; secondary pinnae to 2 x 1.5 cm, rhomboid or elliptic in outline, 10-15 pairs, alternate; tertiary pinnae to 1 x 0.8 cm, obovate or obtriangular in outline, 4-8 per pinnae; quaternary pinnae to 5 x 2 mm, obtriangular, truncate at apex, cuneate at base, entire, coriaceous; pinnae and pinnules progressively reduced towards apex; veins free. Sori 1.5-2 x 0.5 mm, elliptic, 1 or 2 at the apex of the quaternary pinnae, dark brown, indusia paler, attached by base and sides, free at apex only. Sporangial capsule 350 x 250 µm, subglobose, stalk 250 µm. Spores 50 x 35 µm, yellow, hyaline, smooth.

Growing on earth cuttings in Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests at high altitudes.
East Asia to Polynesia
(Attributions- K. P. Rajesh as per India Biodiversity Portal)



SK 2653 08 July 2020 : 12 posts by 2 authors. 4 images- 7 mb each.

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 07 July 2020
Elevation: 1519 m.
Habit : Wild 
Odontosoria chinensis (L.) J.Sm. ??


Odontosoria chinensis 

New name; Odontosoria tenuifolia 


Thank you …! … has also validated accordingly!


It’s Odontosoria chinensis


Yes,  It seems to be Odontosoria chinensis




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