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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, Hawaii, India, Japan, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marquesas, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya

Odontosoria chinensis (L.) J.Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1994 Christensen, H. [351], Malaysia K000361048
Jan 1, 1928 Lam, H.J. [3737], Indonesia K000361167
Smith, J.E. [s.n.], Indonesia K000236331 Unknown type material
James, C.W. [s.n.], Indonesia K000236323
Piggott, A.G. [1232], Malaysia K000236319
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Malaysia K000236320
Ernst, A. [639], Indonesia K000236322
Norris, W. [s.n.], Malaysia K000236284
Hardial [319], Malaysia K000236289
Ernst, A. [1197], Malaysia K000236290
Sinclair, J. [38603], Malaysia K000236291
Venning, F.E.W. [MA19], Malaysia K000236294
Parris, B.S. [10566], Malaysia K000236296
Parris, B.S. [10534], Malaysia K000236297
Anonymous [788], Malaysia K000236300
Seimund, E. [s.n.], Malaysia K000236302
Smith, E. [815], Malaysia K000236303
Burkill, I.H. [8496], Malaysia K000236306
Haniff, Md. [8097], Malaysia K000236308
Kiah [23980], Malaysia K000236310
Abbe, L.B. [9049], Malaysia K000236312
Holttum, R.E. [20795], Malaysia K000236313
McDonald [4875], Indonesia K000361147
Clemens, J. [21008], Malaysia K000361154
Clemens, J. [21008], Malaysia K000361155
Comber, H.F. [4120], Malaysia K000361157
Chew, W.L. [1303], Malaysia K000361159
Pleyte, D.R. [61], Indonesia K000361172
Salgado, A.E. [698], Philippines K000361219
Elmer, A.D.E. [5917], Philippines K000361223
Anonymous [59], Philippines K000361224
Cuming, H. [59], Philippines K000361225
Cuming, H. [261], Philippines K000361226
Mendoza, D.R. [76754], Philippines K000361227
Curran, H.M. [16259], Philippines K000361232
Elmer, A.D.E. [6004], Philippines K000361234
Quisumbing, E. [2160], Philippines K000361237
Hartley, T.G. [11657], Papua New Guinea K000361266
Johns, R.J. [NGF47009], Papua New Guinea K000361267
Craven, L.A. [1162], Papua New Guinea K000361268
Gay, H.J. [689], Papua New Guinea K000361269
Gay, H.J. [689], Papua New Guinea K000361271
Gay, H.J. [689], Papua New Guinea K000361272
Gay, H.J. [689], Papua New Guinea K000361273
Cheesman, L.E. [1456], Papua New Guinea K000361276
Sillitoe, P [83/24], Papua New Guinea K000361277
Carr, C.E. [13957], Papua New Guinea K000361280
Elmer, A.D.E. [22256], Philippines K000361231
McDonald [4875], Indonesia K000361146
Piggott, A.G. [1231], Malaysia K000236318
Addison, G.H. [37153], Malaysia K000236317
Hennipman, E. [5936], Indonesia K000427525
Vogel, E.F. de [7131], Indonesia K000361175
Anonymous [s.n.], Malaysia K000236285
Elmer, A.D.E. [9985], Philippines K000361238
Jacobs, M. [7387], Philippines K000361235
Schiffner, V. [s.n.], Indonesia K000236329
Raciborski, M. [s.n.], Indonesia K000236328
Wray, L. [577], Malaysia K000236293
Elmer, A.D.E. [18035], Philippines K000361222
Norris, W. [42], Malaysia K000236282
Salgado, A.E. [698], Philippines K000361218
Anonymous [s.n.], Philippines K000361221
Kanis, A. [551463], Malaysia K000361162
Salgado, A.E. [698], Philippines K000361220
Gay, H.J. [785], Papua New Guinea K000361264
Piggott, A.G. [2042], Malaysia K000236321
Smith, E. [815], Malaysia K000236305
Elmer, A.D.E. [9430], Philippines K000361240
Brass, L.J. [4923], Papua New Guinea K000361279
Afriastini, J.J. [677a], Indonesia K000236324
Mendoza, D.R. [17240], Philippines K000361228
Gibbs, L.S. [2976], Malaysia K000361166
Nur, Md. [11295], Malaysia K000236307
Edaño, G.E. [93811], Philippines K000361236
Hickson, S. [s.n.], Indonesia K000361174
Samat bin Abdullah, A. [73], Malaysia K000236299
Barnes, P.T. [966], Philippines K000361233
Venning, F.E.W. [MA19], Malaysia K000236295
Norris, W. [43], Malaysia K000236288
Burbidge, F.W. [s.n.], Malaysia K000361164
Anonymous [s.n.], Malaysia K000236283
Gurung, V.L. [66], Malaysia K000236287
Kiah, S. bin [S227], Malaysia K000236286
Conklin, H.C. [17256], Philippines K000361239
Edaño, G.E. [17321], Philippines K000361230
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000236292
Nur, Md. [32641], Malaysia K000236309
Duaneh, J. [158], Malaysia K000236228
Parris, B.S. [10534], Malaysia K000236298
Gay, H.J. [689], Papua New Guinea K000361270
Melville, R. [4779], Malaysia K000236314
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Malaysia K000236316
Nur, Md. [32641], Malaysia K000236315
Anonymous [243], Indonesia K000236327
Clemens, J. [29161], Malaysia K000361163
Burkill, H.M. [2446], Malaysia K000236301
Parris, B.S. [8844], Malaysia K000361156
Eyma, P.J. [1482], Indonesia K000361173
Smith, E. [815], Malaysia K000236304
Mendoza, D.R. [17205], Philippines K000361229
Ogata, K. [KEP110282], Malaysia K000236311
Carr, C.E. [12500], Papua New Guinea K000361281
Anonymous [s.n.] K000236332
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [1272], Papua New Guinea K000361282
Aug 1, 2004 Gregson, J. [2], Malaysia Sphenomeris chinensis K000227847
Jan 1, 1965 Beechy [s.n.], China Sphenomeris chinensis K000913989 Unknown type material
Bartlett, H.H. [6718], Sumatera Sphenomeris chinensis K000236330 isotype
Fortune, R. [146], China Sphenomeris chinensis K000913988

First published in Bot. Voy. Herald 10: 430 (1857)

Accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Loc, P.K. & al. (2019). A checklist of pteridophytes collected on Cham Chu mountains and adjacent sites Journal of Biology. Hanoi, Vietnam 41: 75-89.
  • Meyer, J.-Y. (2017). Guide des plantes de Wallis et Futuna: 1-486. Au vent des iles, editions, Tahiti.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Meyer, J.-Y. (2017). Guide des plantes de Wallis et Futuna: 1-486. Au vent des iles, editions, Tahiti.

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