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Microsorum pteropus.jpg
Microsorum pteropus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Suborder: Polypodiineae
Family: Polypodiaceae
Subfamily: Microsoroideae
Genus: Microsorum
Link Hort. Berol. 1833[1]

See text.

  • Campylogramma Alderw. 1916
  • Colysis C. Presl 1851
  • Dendroconche Copel. 1911
  • Kaulinia B.K. Nayar 1964
  • Microsorium Link 1841
  • Myrmecophila Christ ex T. Nakai 1929
  • Onychium Reinw. 1825
  • Phymatosorus Pic. Serm. 1973[2]

Microsorum is a genus of over fifty species of tropical ferns. Like most ferns, they grow from rhizomes, rather than roots. The genus name is often misspelled "Microsorium" or "Microsoreum". It includes some species that are lithophytic rheophytes.



  • D.J. Mabberley. 2008. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, third edition, revised, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-82071-5, ISBN 978-0-521-82071-4, 1021 pages

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  1. ^ Microsorum Link Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 15 Jan 2012
  2. ^ Synonyms Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 15 Jan 2012