Pteridophytes (Spore Producing Plants: Ferns and More) • Earth.com

Small-Leaf Climbing Fern

(Lygodium japonicum)

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Description

Lygodium microphyllum (commonly known as, variously, climbing maidenhair fern,Old World climbing fern, small-leaf climbing fern,or snake fern[citation needed]) is a climbing fern originating in tropical Africa, South East Asia, Melanesia and Australia.It is an invasive weed in the US States of Florida and Alabama[citation needed] where it invades open forest and wetland areas. The type specimen was collected in the vicinity of Nab-a, on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines by Luis N-e

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Schizaeales
Family:Lygodiaceae
Genus:Lygodium
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