Allantodia dilatata

Species: Allantodia dilatata

English Name: Widened Twin-sorus Fern

Chinese Name: 膨大短腸蕨、毛柄短腸蕨

Family: Athyriaceae


Large evergreen plants, fronds almost erect, around 1,2m long. Its rhizome is erect, with 10cm of diameter, covered with elongated, dark brown scales.

It’s found in China, throughout South East Asia and Australia, in wet broad-leaved forests in tropical mountains.

© Australian National Botanic Gardens

© Australian National Botanic Gardens

© 2008 W.Arthur Whistler

© 2008 W.Arthur Whistler



–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author