1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Thelypteris Schmidel
      1. Thelypteris parasitica (L.) Tardieu

        This species is accepted, and its native range is St. Helena, D.R. Congo to Uganda, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific.

    [FTEA]

    Thelypteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Type
    Type: China, Canton, Osbeck s.n. (S-PA, Herb. Swartz!, holo., seen by Holttum)
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome short- to long-creeping; scales lanceolate, 7 mm long
    Leaves
    Fronds 0.5–1 m tall
    Stipes
    Stipe up to 50 cm long, softly hairy
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina simply pinnate-pinnatifid, 20–50 cm long with about 20 pairs of pinnae, the basal ones deflexed, not or only slightly reduced; largest pinnae 5–16 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, acuminate, deeply lobed; lobes oblong, 6 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide, rounded truncate, ± entire; veins in 8–10 pairs, the lowest pair joined forming an excurrent vein to the sinus-membrane, lower surfaces of lobes typically covered with soft spreading hairs and thick orange or very pale ellipsoid glands usually present on the costules and veins
    Indusium
    Indusia hairy.
    Ecology
    Forest, seasonally inundated bushland, thicket; ± 1200 m
    Note
    African material is less hairy than typical in Asia. Holttum (1972, 1981) mentions Kenya in his distribution but I have not seen the material. Schippers in Fern Gaz. 14: 196 (1993) mentions that URFRP 87430 from Usambaras, Lutindi, and De Boer & Bosch 315 from “Bugoba” may belong to this species. In 1971 Fosberg (in litt.) maintained that he still thought T. fadenii was a good species but a label on Faden et al. 69/998(A) of Fosberg’s says possibly too close to T. parasitica.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U4 Range: Congo (Kinshasa); widespread in tropical Asia and Pacific, also St. Helena (introduced ?)

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Fiji, Hainan, India, Japan, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Norfolk Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Hawaii

    Thelypteris parasitica (L.) Tardieu appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 387], Nepal Aspidium canum K001109940
    Dec 1, 2003 Jones, B.L. [231a], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000473674
    Dec 1, 2003 Jones, B.L. [231a], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000473675
    Dec 1, 2003 Jones, B.L. [231a], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000473676
    Aug 1, 1993 Aumeeruddy, Y. [469], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000472357
    Aug 1, 1993 Aumeeruddy, Y. [469], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000472358
    Jan 1, 1985 Edwards, P.J. [1686], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506584
    Jan 1, 1981 Carr, C.E. [11645], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538668
    Jan 1, 1981 Holttum, R.E. [SFN20757], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506574
    Jan 1, 1981 Holttum, R.E. [SFN20760], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506576
    Jan 1, 1981 Holttum, R.E. [SFN25574], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000516809
    Jan 1, 1981 Sinclair, J. [SFN40291], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506586
    Jan 1, 1981 Sinclair, J. [9777], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547666
    Jan 1, 1981 Price, M.G. [1582], Philippines Christella parasitica K000519983
    Jan 1, 1981 Price, M.G. [1582], Philippines Christella parasitica K000519984
    Jan 1, 1981 Price, M.G. [1174], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547662
    Jan 1, 1981 Price, M.G. [1174], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547663
    Jan 1, 1981 Price, M.G. [1048], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547665
    Jan 1, 1981 Piggott, A.G. [2277], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547667
    Jan 1, 1981 Piggott, A.G. [2277], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547668
    Jan 1, 1981 Piggott, A.G. [1567], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506565
    Jan 1, 1981 Robinson, C.B. [1959], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516816
    Jan 1, 1981 Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [18144], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516806
    Jan 1, 1981 Shea, G. [SAN77191], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000516811
    Jan 1, 1981 Wallich, N. [394], Singapore Christella parasitica K000506588 isotype
    Jan 1, 1981 Lee, D.W. [19747], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506568
    Jan 1, 1981 Lee, D.W. [19746], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506577
    Jan 1, 1981 Lee, D.W. [19746], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506578
    Jan 1, 1981 Lee, D.W. [19747], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506567
    Jan 1, 1981 Holttum, R.E [15218], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506564
    Feb 2, 1977 Stone, B.C. [11886], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506570
    Feb 2, 1977 Stone, B.C. [11886], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506571
    Feb 2, 1977 Stone, B.C. [11886], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506572
    Feb 2, 1977 Stone, B.C. [11886], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506573
    Sep 22, 1976 Shim, P.S. [SAN81686], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000516812
    Sep 22, 1976 Shim, P.S. [SAN81686], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000516813
    Aug 24, 1976 Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516805
    Aug 24, 1976 Webb [s.n.], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516815
    Aug 24, 1976 Anonymous [s.n.], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516807
    Aug 24, 1976 Mousset, J.P. [252], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516808
    Aug 21, 1976 Allen, B. [1897], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506575
    Aug 21, 1976 Anonymous [possibly Matthew, C.G.] [939], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506561
    Jan 1, 1976 Ridley, H.N. [7059], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506585
    Jan 1, 1975 Seemann, B.C. [2311A] Christella parasitica K000507604
    Jan 1, 1969 Price, M.G. [334a], Philippines Christella parasitica K000519985
    Jan 1, 1969 Price, M.G. [334], Philippines Christella parasitica K000557694
    Jan 1, 1969 Price, M.G. [334], Philippines Christella parasitica K000557695
    Jan 1, 1969 Price, M.G. [334], Philippines Christella parasitica K000557696
    Jan 1, 1969 Price, M.G. [334], Philippines Christella parasitica K000557697
    Jan 1, 1969 Price, M.G. [334], Philippines Christella parasitica K000557698
    Feb 1, 1968 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506562
    Feb 1, 1968 Lobb, T. [2311] Christella parasitica K000516804
    Jul 7, 1959 Quisumbing, E. [M262], Philippines Christella parasitica K000451769
    Holttum, R.E. [s.n.], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506579
    Holttum, R.E. [s.n.], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506580
    Holttum, R.E. [s.n.], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506581
    Holttum, R.E. [s.n.], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506582
    Holttum, R.E. [s.n.], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506583
    Price, M.G. [334a], Philippines Christella parasitica K000519986
    Price, M.G. [334b], Philippines Christella parasitica K000519987
    Price, M.G. [1584], Philippines Christella parasitica K000547664
    Piggott, A.G. [2201], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506587
    Shim, P.S. [SAN134711], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000516810
    Parris, B.S. [7669], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538663
    Parris, B.S. [4435], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538665
    Parris, B.S. [4431], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538669
    Parris, B.S. [4432], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538672
    Parris, B.S. [10366], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506569
    Parris, B.S. [4431], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538671
    Parris, B.S. [7669], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538664
    Parris, B.S. [4435], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538666
    Parris, B.S. [4434], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538667
    Parris, B.S. [4431], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538670
    Parris, B.S. [4432], Papua New Guinea Christella parasitica K000538673
    Parris, B.S. [10491], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506566
    Luke, Q. [14491], Congo Christella parasitica K000812097
    Luke, Q. [12621], Congo Christella parasitica K000812096
    Wallich, N. [394], Singapore Christella parasitica K000506590 Unknown type material
    Bayona, W. [92/15], Tanzania Christella parasitica K000812086
    Kato, M. [C13638], Indonesia Christella parasitica K000516814
    Gurung, V.L. [64], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506563
    Jaman, R. [PL38], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506559
    Jaman, R. [PL33], Malaysia Christella parasitica K000506560
    [Wyhl] [2238] Christella parasitica K000506589

    First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 7: 75 (1938)

    Accepted by

    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2018). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 2: 1-573. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.

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    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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