Thelypteris thwaitesii (Hook.) C. F. Reed

Thwaites’ Maiden Fern (Thelypteris thwaitesii)

Thwaites’ Maiden Fern is endemic to the island of Sri Lanka where it is known from only three localities.

The species has not been found since the 19th century and might be extinct. [1]



[1] R. H. G. Ranil; C. R. Fraser-Jenkins; D. K. N. G. Pushpakumara; D. S. A. Wijesundara; B. S. Parris: The endemic pteridophyte flora of Sri Lanka: Taxonomy, geographical distribution and conservation status. Indian Fern Journal 33: 1-36. 2016


edited: 21.09.2020