Lygodium japonicum

ClassificationPteridophytes
FamilyLygodiaceae
Family (Traditional)Lygodiaceae
GenusLygodium
Species:Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.
Common NameJapanese Climbing Fern
Growth Habitfern
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Invasive Rank: TN-IPC Emerging Threat; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - fern; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Dissection: 2.5; Leaf Dissection: 3; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Rank: N/A; Leaf Type: fern-like; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 20+; Anther Type: N/A; Carpel Number/Pistil: N/A; Fruit Complexity: N/A; Fruit Type: N/A; Fruit Wet/Dry: N/A; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: N/A; Inflorescence Types: N/A; Ovary Position: N/A; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Ovules per Carpel: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Pistil Complexity: N/A; Pistil Number: N/A; Placentation Type: N/A; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: N/A; Sporangium Arrangement: marginal sori; Stamen Number: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
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StatusNative; Invasive; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: McCreary (KY), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0003730 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Lygodium japonicum
TENN-V-0003834 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Lygodium japonicum
31973000004564 McCreary Kentucky 1929-07 Fried, Katherine
s.n.
KNK
Lygodium japonicum
TENN-V-0003729 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Lygodium japonicum
TENN-V-0003864 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Lygodium japonicum
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Plant Photos

Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes
Lygodium japonicum - Dwayne Estes