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Lygodium japonicum

Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.

japanese climbing fern

Lygodium japonicum (Japanese Climbing Fern)
Image ID: 24985
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: LYJA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lygodium japonicum
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: LYGOD2
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Lygodium
GENUS AUTHORITY: Sw.
GENUS COMMON: Climbing fern
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 40 species, mostly tropical, with a few temperate species.
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GENUS REFERENCES: Nauman in FNA (1993b); Zhang & Hanks in FoC (2013).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: LYGODI
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Lygodiaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: M. Roemer 1840
FAMILY COMMON: Climbing Fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family with a single genus and about 40 species, of tropical and temperate regions, particularly equatorial and south temperate. Sometimes included in the Schizaeaceae, but the relationship is remote and unclear.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Nauman in FNA (1993b).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Fern, Vine

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NATIVE RANGE: China & Japan

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: LYJA
USDA Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern
Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, PA, SC, TX), USA+ (PR)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Vine, Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FAC FACW FACU FAC

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lygodium japonicum
COMMON NAME: Japanese Climbing Fern
SYNONYMY: [= Ar, FNA, FoC, K1, K2, RAB, S]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Sep.
HABITAT: Disturbed areas; native of e. Asia.
COMMENTS: The leaves (up to 30 m in length!) climbing into the canopy of trees in swamp forests and other wet habitats.
RANGE MAP: Lygodium japonicum.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Lygodiaceae M. Roemer 1840 (Climbing Fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family with a single genus and about 40 species, of tropical and temperate regions, particularly equatorial and south temperate. Sometimes included in the Schizaeaceae, but the relationship is remote and unclear.
REFERENCE: Nauman in FNA (1993b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Lygodium Sw. (Climbing fern)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 40 species, mostly tropical, with a few temperate species.
REFERENCE: Nauman in FNA (1993b); Zhang & Hanks in FoC (2013).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Lygodium japonicum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Lygodium japonicum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Lygodium japonicum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Lygodium japonicum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Lygodium japonicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lygodium japonicum

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 24985
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 24985

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