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Common name

English: Old World Forkedfern


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (35)

      Order: Gleicheniales (3)

        Family: Gleicheniaceae (3)(family description)

          Genus: Dicranopteris (3)

            Epithet: linearis (Burm.) Underwood (1)

Synonyms: Dicranopteris discolor (Schrad.) Nakai, Dicranopteris hermannii (R.Br.) Nakai, Dicranopteris klotzschii (Hook.) Ching, Dicranopteris lessonii (A.Rich.) Ching, Dicranopteris rufinervis (Mart.) Ching, Gleichenia discolor (Schrad.) Sehnem, Gleichenia hermannii R.Br., Gleichenia klotzschii Hook., Gleichenia linearis (Burm.) C.B.Cl., Gleichenia mucronata Reinw.

discolor => of different or changing colours

linearis => of uniform width

mucronata => terminating, an organ with a straight, stiff and sharp point


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

External links

Check for Dicranopteris linearis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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