The Genera Microsorum and Phymatosorus (Polypodiaceae) in Thailand


  • SAHANAT PETCHSRI Division of Botany, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom 73140, THAILAND
  • THAWEESAKDI BOONKERD Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND


microsoroid ferns, Microsorum, Phymatosorus, revision


Based on the examination of herbarium specimens and on observations of most Thai species in their natural habitat, an updated account and status of the Microsorum sensu lato (Polypodiaceae) is presented. This includes 11 species of Microsorum Link and four species of Phymatosorus Pic. Serm. The descriptions, distributional and ecological information of all previously recognized taxa have been completed and corrected where necessary. The nomenclatural status and synonyms were thoroughly reviewed with typifications of all names. Determination keys to the species of both genera in Thailand are provided.




How to Cite

PETCHSRI, S. and BOONKERD, T. 2014. The Genera Microsorum and Phymatosorus (Polypodiaceae) in Thailand. Tropical Natural History. 14, 2 (Oct. 2014), 45–74.



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