Leptochilus

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Leptochilus

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Australasia: Solomon Islands: present Southeast Asia to Japan: present
Southeast Asia to Japan, throughout Malesia to Australia and Solomon Islands.

Taxonomy

The species here included in Leptochilus have at different times been assigned to several genera in the microsorioid Polypodiaceae, and do not form an obvious natural group. The main defining character of Leptochilus, the linear coenosori, has possibly been derived several times independently in different lines.

Citation

Ching - in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 1933: 313
Hennipman et al. - in Kramer & Green, Fam. & Genera Vasc. Pl. 1. 1990: 219
Hennipman et al. - in Kramer & Green, Fam. & Genera Vasc. Pl. 1. 1990: 219
Copel., Gen. Fil. 1947: p.p
Copel, Gen. Fil. 1947: 199
Noot. - in Blumea. 1997: 274