Nephrolepis acutifolia

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Nephrolepis acutifolia


Habit, rhizome morphology. Hairs on lamina absent, costa absent.


Africa present: Ivory Coast (Ivory Coast present), Asia-Tropical: Thailand (Thailand present), Australasia, Burma present, Caroline Isl present, Guam present, Madagascar present, Marshall Isl present, Pacific present: Samoa (Samoa present), Ponape present, Solomon Isl present
Africa (Madagascar to Ivory Coast) to Indochina (Burma, Thailand); in Malesia: Throughout; Australia and the Pacific (Solomon Isl., Marshall Isl., Samoa, Guam, Caroline Isl.: Ponape).


The runners in this species are strongly branched around the erect rhizomes, with branches at angles of 60-90° forming a dense bush around the rhizome. Otherwise, the marginal, elongated sori and the tomentose indument make this an easy species to recognize.


Tagawa & K.Iwats. 1985 – In: Fl. Thailand: 171
Holttum 1968 – In: Revis. Fl. Malaya, 2nd ed: 375
Hovenkamp & Miyam. 2005 – In: Blumea: 289
Copel. 1958 – In: Fern Fl. Philipp.: 189
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Jav.: 89