E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Hymenophyllum wrightii Bosch
Wright's filmy fern
Hymenophyllaceae (Filmy Fern family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Perennial, deciduous, slender fern with fronds arising singly from long creeping rhizomes.
Triangular egg-shaped, 2-5 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, 2- to 3-pinnate; ultimate segments oblong, with entire margins.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Wet shady rock cliffs and boulders in forests and epiphytic on trees in the lowland zone; infrequent in coastal BC, sporophytes rare, found only on Queen Charlotte Islands, male gametophytes known from the coast from AK to Long Beach, Vancouver Island; amphiberingian, N to AK; E Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Mecodium wrightii (Bosch) Copeland

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