Bryol. Univ.2: 709. 1827

Etymology: Greek hypo, beneath, and pterygion, small wing, alluding to underleaves
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 261. Mentioned on page 647.
Plants pale green. Stems pinnate, flabellate, palmate, or umbellate, rudimentary branches absent; stipe cavities absent. Leaves margins bordered by 1 or 2 rows of long-rhomboidal cells; apex acute or acuminate; costa of lateral frond leaves ending before apex; laminal cells rhomboidal, prosenchymatous, walls thin or weakly incrassate. Specialized asexual reproduction absent.


Distribution values could not be resolved to valid regions

North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Islands, Australia.


Species 26 (2 in the flora).



Lower Taxa


1 Dorsal frond leaves present on basal portion of stipe; stipe and basal frond leaves in 8 rows; paraphyses absent. Hypopterygium flavolimbatum
1 Dorsal frond leaves absent from stipe; stipe and basal frond leaves in 3 or 11+ rows; paraphyses present. Hypopterygium tamariscina
Facts about "Hypopterygium"
AuthorRichard H. Zander +
AuthorityBridel +
DistributionNorth America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Europe +, Asia +, Africa +, Indian Ocean Islands +, Pacific Islands + and Australia. +
EtymologyGreek hypo, beneath, and pterygion, small wing, alluding to underleaves +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleBryol. Univ. +
Publication year1827 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 414.xml +
Taxon familyHypopterygiaceae +
Taxon nameHypopterygium +
Taxon parentHypopterygiaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 28 +