Tag Archives: Pteridaceae

Adiantum lianxianense Ching & Y. X. Lin

Lianxian Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum lianxianense)  

The Lianxian Maidenhair Fern is native to Guangdong Province in southern China, where it grew in the understory of subtropical forests on moist limestone cliffs. 

The fern was only about 5 to 7 cm high and very inconspicuous. 

The local name was Yue tie xian jue.


edited: 22.10.2011

Antrophyum austroqueenslandicum D. L. Jones

Blue Pool Fern (Antrophyum austroqueenslandicum)  

This species was described in 1998, it is known from a single plant that was found in the subtropical rainforest in the Lamington National Park in Queensland, Australia.  

The species was characterized by small, 4 to 8 cm long, coriaceous fronds, narrowly winged stipes and short sori on the lateral veins.  


edited: 12.01.2019

Vittaria longipes Sodiro

Long-footed Ribbon Fern (Vittaria longipes)  

This species is only known from the type material collected in the Nanegal Valley in the Pichincha Province of Ecuador.  

The place where it was found has meanwhile been changed to a great extent by agriculture etc., and this species very likely is extinct.


edited: 30.04.2021