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Re: ferns ( M. punctatum )

  • Subject: [ferns] Re: ferns ( M. punctatum )
  • From: "Brian Swale" bj@caverock.net.nz
  • Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 20:02:49 +1200
  • In-reply-to: <200508010401.j71410a29398@lorien.mallorn.com>

Hi all,

According to my information, M. musifolium and others (below) are 
synonyms of M. punctatum, and the distribution of that species is as follows: 

Also. M. pustulatum, M. novae-zealandiae, and M. scandens are not 
subtropical, though it does seem that most species of the genus are indeed 

 Brian Swale

Microsorum punctatum (L.) Copel.; Orient. Gen. Polyp. in Univ. Calif. Publ. 
Bot. 16: 110 (1929)
                Distribution: South Africa (Natal, Cape Prov.), Liberia, Nigeria, 
Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,
                Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbambwe, Mozambique, Congo, 
Gabon, Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo),
                Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, 
Ghana, Cameroun, Equatorial
                Guinea, Annobon Isl., Gabon, Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar, 
Comores, Seychelles, Mauritius,
                Riunion, Zanzibar, Pemba Isl., Principe Isl., Sao Tomi, New 
Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji (Viti
                Levu, Vanua Levu, Ovalau, Taveuni), ?Samoa, ?Tonga, Southern 
Marianas (Guam, Rota Isl.,
                Saipan), Northern Marianas (Sarigan), Micronesia (Truk), Palau 
Isl. (Babeldoab, Angaur), Society
                Isl. (Tahiti, Maupiti, etc.), China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, 
Hainan), Taiwan, India (S-India,
                Assam), Andamans, Nicobars, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Thailand, 
Vietnam, peninsular Malaysia,
                Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Isl., Sulawesi, Philippines, 
Moluccas, Burma, Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu
                etc.), Christmas Isl. (Austr.), Australia (E-Queensland), Kei Isl., 
New Guinea (Papua New Guinea,
                West Irian), Bougainville, Solomons, New Ireland
                Trivial names: Climbing Bird's Nest

Microsorum musifolium (Bl.) Copel.; Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 16. 111-116 (1929)
Pleopeltis musifolia Moore; Ind. LXXVIII (1857)
Polypodium musifolium Bl.; Enum. 134 (1828)
> Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:09:21 -0400
> From: "William F. Clendenin" <clendenin@comcast.net>
> Subject: RE: Re: [ferns] crocodyllus
> We have grown Microsorum musifolium outdoors in Sarasota, Florida for a
> number of years, but it has never reached the size pictured on the web site. I
> believe it is native to Southeast Asia.
> Bill Clendenin
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