Haplopteris microlepis

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Polypodiales

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Vittarioideae
Genus: Haplopteris
Species: Haplopteris microlepis



Haplopteris microlepis (Hieron.) Mazumdar, Int. J. Adv. Res. Innov. Ideas Educ. 3(2): 5961 (2017).


  • Basionym
    • Vittaria microlepis Hieron., Hedwigia 57: 202 (1915).
      • Lectotype (designated by Mazumdar 2017: 5961): Sri Lanka [“Ceylon”], Walker 119, Herb. G. Mettenius com. Meissner (B 20 0085396).
  • Heterotypic
    • Vittaria microlepis var. thwaitesii Hieron., Hedwigia 57: 203 (1915).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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