Macrothelypteris (H. Itô) Ching


Description of the genus

Rhizome erect to suberect. Fronds monomorphic. Stipe and rhachis shallowly grooved above. Lamina pinnately compound; venation simple, free. Indumentum of scales on rhizome and stipe base, hairs on axes and lamina surfaces. Sori circular, small, indusium very smallonfined to the lobes.


Derivation of name:  macros:large, a large Thelypteris, referring to the large fronds of this genus

Worldwide: c. 9 species, paleotropical



We have 2 taxa in the database for Macrothelypteris.

  • Macrothelypteris rammelooi Pic.Serm.
  • Macrothelypteris torresiana (Gaudich.) Ching