Elaphoglossum yoshinagae (Yatabe) Makino




Elaphoglossum yoshinagae (Yatabe) Makino, Phan. Pterid. Jap. Icon. III. 1: pl. 51 & 52. 1901; Tagawa & K.Iwats., SouthE. Asian Stud. 5: 89. 1967; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 305. 1988; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 187. 2000; Newman et al., Checkl. Vasc. Pl. Lao PDR: 27. 2007. – Acrostichum yoshinagae Yatabe, Bot. Mag. Tokyo 5: 109, t. 23. 1891.

Elaphoglossum austrosinicum Matthew & Christ, Not. Syst. 1: 57. 1909; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 540. 1941; Holttum, Dansk Bot. Ark. 23: 237. 1965.


Rhizome creeping, with fronds close together, densely scaly; scales light brown, membranous, appressed, ovate or somewhat irregular in outline, up to 10 by 6 mm. Sterile frond: stipe 7–9 cm long, narrowly winged throughout except for the basal portion, stramineous with dark base, densely scaly throughout, scales light, brown, membranous, oblong-ovate with acute apex, up to 10 by 7 mm; lamina oblonglanceolate, 20–26 by 3.5–5 cm, moderately acute at apex, gradually narrowing towards base and narrowly decurrent into the wings of stipe, subentire, narrowly cartilaginous at margin; midribs raised on upper surface, scaly; veins simple or forked, more or less distinct on both surfaces, the apex ending inside the margin; coriaceous, green in colour, the lower surface scaly. Fertile frond lower than the sterile ones; stipe longer, up to 12 cm long; lamina oblong, moderately acute at apex, rather suddenly narrowing at base , about 11 by 2.6 cm.

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Chiang Mai, Lampang; NORTH-EASTERN: Loei; SOUTH-EASTERN: Prachin Buri.

Distribution in Laos


Wider Distribution

S China, Laos, Taiwan, Ryukyus and northwards to W Japan.


On mossy tree trunks in moist dense forests on ridges at high altitudes.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

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