Athyrium brevisorum (Wall.) Bedd.

Lady Fern

Family: Woodsiaceae

Genus: Athyrium


Published in Ferns Brit. India 241 in 1866.

According to Tropicos this is the accepted name for Athyrium niponicum (Mett.) Hance. However Tropicos also lists the name as illegitimate because the basionym Asplenium brevisorum Wall. 1828 was not published with a proper description i.e. nom. nud. and because Athyrium brevisorum (Wall.) T.Moore was published in 1859 in Index Fil. (T. Moore) 117. Tropicos believes the latter is the correct name.


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