Lomariopsis lineata (C.Presl) Holttum




Lomariopsis lineata (C.Presl) Holttum, Novit. Bot. Inst. Prag. 1968: 9. 1969; Holttum, Fl. Males., Ser. II, Pterid. 1: 262. 1978; Tagawa & K.Iwats., Fl. Thailand 3: 325, f. 27.8–27.11. 1988; Boonkerd & Pollawatn, Pterid. Thailand: 187. 2000. – Olfersia lineata C.Presl, Tent. Pterid.: 235. 1836.

Lomariopsis cochinchinensis Fée, Mém. Foug., 2. Hist. Acrostich.: 66, t. 26. 1845; Holttum, Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 9: 266. 1937; Tardieu & C.Chr., Fl. Indo-Chine 7(2): 428, f. 49, 1–2. 1941; Holttum, Rev. Fl. Malaya ed. 1, 2: 476, f. 279. 1955 [‘1954’]. – Stenochlaena cochinchinensis (Fée) Underw., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 33. 46, 1906. 1906


Rhizome creeping, climbing, scaly; scales oblong-lanceolate, brown, up to 10 by 3 mm, entire. Stipes about 20 cm long, densely scaly at base. Laminae oblong-lanceolate, simply pinnate, up to 60 by 30 cm; pinnae 15–20 pairs, jointed to rachis except for the terminal one, lower ones stalked, lanceolate, up to 20 by 2–4 cm; veins distinct on both surfaces. Fertile pinnae linear, 8–15 cm long, up to 6 mm broad, stalked. Sporangia dispersed on the lower surface except on midrib .

Distribution in Thailand

SOUTH-EASTERN: Prachin Buri; PENINSULAR: Phangnga, Yala.

Distribution in Cambodia

Kampot, Koh Kong

Wider Distribution

Burma, Indochina, Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, and New Guinea.


Long climber on trees at low altitude, 210–350 m alt.

Similar species

Stenochlaena palustris (Burm.f.) Bedd.

Proposed IUCN Conservation Assessment

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

Rhizome creeping up tree

Rhizome creeping up tree



Sterile and fertile pinnae

Sterile and fertile pinnae

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