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Taxon: Dryopteris erythrosora (D. C. Eaton) Kuntze

Genus: Dryopteris
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Nomen number: 402014
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 2:812. 1891
Name verified on: 24-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Aug-2006
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).


Common names:

  • autumn fern   (Source: Ferns Amer Gard ) – English
  • Japanese shield fern   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • beni-shida   (Source: F Okin ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
    Malesia: Philippines

  • also cultivated


  • Hoshizaki, B. J. & K. A. Wilson. 1999. The cultivated species of the fern genus Dryopteris in the United States. Amer. Fern J. 89:76–79.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Joe, B. 1963. Species of Dryopteris cultivated in California. Baileya 11:123.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mickel, J. T. 1994. Ferns for American gardens.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.


Check other web resources for Dryopteris erythrosora (D. C. Eaton) Kuntze:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

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