Haplopteris taeniophylla (Copel.) E.H.Crane


Pteridaceae, subfamily Vittarioideae


Haplopteris taeniophylla (Copel.) E.H.Crane, Syst. Bot. 22: 514. 1998 [‘1997’]. – Vittaria taeniophylla Copel., Philipp. J. Sci. 1(Suppl. 2): 157. 1906; Ching, Sinensia 1: 191. 1931; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 227. 1985; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 137. 2000. – Type: Philippines, Luzon, Copeland 1936.

Vittaria doniana Mett. ex Hieron., Hedwigia 57: 204. 1915; Ching, Sinensia 1: 192. 1931. – Type: Sikkim, Bothan, Griffith (K).


Rhizome short creeping; scales greyish-brown, lanceolate, 9–15 x 0.5–0.7 mm, distinctly clathrate, thin, crisped at apex. Laminae sessile or with short stipe, laminae subcoriaceous, linear, 30–70 cm, 0.8–2 cm broad, widest about the middle or higher, apex acute, base long attenuate; costa distinct. Sori c. 1 mm inside the margin, superficial or slightly immersed .

Distribution in Thailand

NORTHERN: Chiang Mai.

Wider Distribution

NE Himalaya, Burma, Yunnan, Taiwan and the Philippines.


On tree trunks at about 2200 m alt.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

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