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Taxon: Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.

Genus: Lygodium
Family: Lygodiaceae.
Nomen number: 403434
Place of publication: Prodr. 162. 1810
Name verified on: 20-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Sep-2008
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FL*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • climbing-maidenhair fern   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Old World climbing fern   (Source: P Invasion) – English
  • small-leaf climbing fern   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • snake fern   (Source: F Aust ) – English

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania [incl. Pemba, Zanzibar]; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    Malesia: Brunei; Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [n.e.], Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia [n.]
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia [Caroline & Marianas Islands]
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

      Naturalized:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [s.e.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Flora of Australia. Online version.
  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. 1937–. Conspectus florae angolensis.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [= L. scandens (L.) Sw.].
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. 255–267 In: Luken, J. O. & J. W. Thieret, eds., Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255–267.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. 2:116.
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979–1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1971–1973. Flora da Guine Portuguesa.
  • Johns, R. J. 1991. Pteridophytes of Tropical East Africa.
  • Lellinger, D. B. 1985. A field manual of the ferns and fern-allies of the United States & Canada.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Panigrahi, G. & S. Singh. 1983. (694) Proposal to emend the type of Lygodium, nom. cons. (Pteridophyta). Taxon 32:310. [mentions].
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource).
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • USDA National Agricultural Library. National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource).
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing. 1993. China floral encyclopaedia.
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