Diplazium virescens Kunze




Diplazium virescens Kunze, Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 6: 537. 1848; Mitsuta, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 36: 148. 1985. – Athyrium virescens (Kunze) Ohwi, Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser.2, 3: 100. 1956.

Diplazium okinawaense Tagawa, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 2: 199. 1933; Mitsuta, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 36: 148. 1985.


Rhizome creeping; scales black, linear, toothed. Stipes 30–45 cm long, stramineous, scaly at base. Laminae deltoid, bipinnate, apex pinnatifid, to 50 cm long and 40 cm wide; basal pinnae the largest, 18–30 cm long, 9–15 cm wide. Pinnules sessile or lowermost very shortly stalked, 4.5–8 mm long, 1–1.5 cm wide, base truncate, apex acuminate, lobed almost to 1/2 way to costae; ultimate segments oblong, apex rounded. Sori short, medial on veinlets.

Distribution in Thailand


Wider Distribution

China, Japan, Ryukyus, Taiwan.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

Least Concern (LC). This species is widespread outside of Thailand and not under any known threat.

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