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

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© mary stensvold     (Photo ID #8811)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Hymenophyllum wrightii
Click here to view the full interactive map and legend

Species Information

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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.

Habitat and 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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Mecodium wrightii (Bosch) Copeland