Pyrrosia lingua

Species: Pyrrosia lingua

English Name: Japanese Felt Fern

Chinese Name: 石韋

Family: Polypodiaceae


Perenial fern, evergreen with a long rhizome. Its sporangia are yellow to brown when mature. It’s an epiphytic fern.

Its natural range is Southeast East Asia, and Central and South of China.

It’s used as a ornamental plant but also in Chinese medicine where it helps with urinary and bronchial infections.

© Stan Shebs, 2006

© Stan Shebs, 2006

© Stan Shebs, 2006

© Stan Shebs, 2006



–  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