Elaphoglossum peltatum, photographed by Robbin Moran.

Belongs within: Leptosporangiatae.

The Lomariopsidaceae is a family of tropical hemiepiphytic ferns.

Characters (from Smith et al. 2006): Rhizomes creeping or sometimes climbing (plants hemiepiphytic); petioles with round vascular bundles arranged in a gutter-shape; blades 1-pinnate, pinnae entire or crenate, often articulate, auriculate in some genera; veins free, more or less parallel or pinnate; sori discrete, round, and with round-reniform to reniform indusia, or exindusiate, or sporangia acrostichoid and the fronds dimorphic; spores bilateral, monolete, variously winged or ornamented; x = 41 (lower numbers known in some Lomariopsis species).

    |--Lomariopsis I88
    |    |--L. amydrophlebia J87
    |    `--L. cochinchinensis Fée 1845 I88
    `--Elaphoglossum R-SN07
         |--E. chartaceum J87
         |--E. crinitum [=Hymenodium crinitum] J87
         |--E. firmum L54
         |--E. formosum L54
         |--E. hirtum L54
         |--E. huacsaro J87
         |--E. latifolium J87
         |--E. longifolium L54
         |--E. marginatum (Wallich) Moore 1857 [=Acrostichum marginatum Wallich ex Fée 1845] I88
         |--E. moranii Mickel 1992 R-SN07
         |--E. pachyphyllum J87
         |--E. peltatum J87
         |--E. pilosum L54
         |--E. revolutum J87
         `--E. stelligerum (Wallich) Moore ex Alston & Bonner 1956 (see below for synonymy) I88

Elaphoglossum stelligerum (Wallich) Moore ex Alston & Bonner 1956 [=Acrostichum stelligerum Wallich ex Baker in Hooker & Baker 1874; incl. A. yunnanense Baker 1898, Elaphoglossum yunnanense (Baker) Christensen 1931] I88

*Type species of generic name indicated


[I88] Iwatsuki, K. 1988. An enumeration of the pteridophytes of Nepal. In The Himalayan Plants vol. 1 (H. Ohba & S. B. Malla, eds) The University Museum, University of Tokyo, Bulletin 31: 231-339.

[J87] Judd, W. S. 1987. Floristic study of Morne La Visite and Pic Macaya National Parks, Haiti. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum – Biological Sciences 32 (1): 1-136.

[L54] Lötschert, W. 1954. Beitrag zur Pteridophyten-Flora von Mittel-Amerika. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (1-2): 109-119.

[R-SN07] Retana-Salazar, A. P., & K. Nishida. 2007. First gall-inducing thrips on Elaphoglossum ferns: a new genus and species of thrips, Jersonithrips galligenus from Costa Rica (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (2): 143-148.

Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider & P. G. Wolf. 2006. A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55 (3): 705-731.

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