Scientific Name:
Dryopteris kinkiensis Koidz. ex Tagawa, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 2: 200 (1933)
Type: not located
kinkiensis, from Kinki, a region in southern Honshu, Japan, where the species was first found.

Dryopteris kinkiensis has an erect rhizome and 2-pinnate, ovate laminae, which are glabrous adaxially and scaly abaxially. The scales on the stipe are ovate, toothed and dark brown, and those on the abaxial costae inflated at their bases. The secondary pinnae are ± uniform in size for about half their length and then decrease to the apices, deeply toothed on the margins, and the basal basiscopic pinnae are not enlarged. The sori are arranged in one row either side of the costae, protected by reniform indusia (Zhang 2012; Wu et al. 2013).


North Island: Volcanic Plateau.

Altitudinal range: c. 250 m.

Collected once from near Rotorua.

Occurs naturally in China and Japan (Wu et al. 2013).


Recorded as growing amongst Dryopteris affinis on sodden ground under Salix cinerea in a frequently flooded willow carr on the shore of Lake Rotorua.

 First Record

Heenan et al. (2008). Voucher AK 301011, 2006.

Brownsey, P.J.; Perrie, L.R. 2021: Dryopteridaceae. In: Breitwieser, I. (ed.) Flora of New Zealand — Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 31. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.
Heenan, P.B.; de Lange, P.J.; Cameron, E.K.; Parris, B.S. 2008: Checklist of dicotyledons, gymnosperms, and pteridophytes naturalised or casual in New Zealand: additional records 2004–06. New Zealand Journal of Botany 46: 257–283.
Tagawa, M. 1933: Spicilegium Pteridographiae Asiae Orientalis V. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 2: 189–205.
Wu, S.; Xiang, J.; Lu, S.; Wang, F.; Xing, F.; Dong, S.; He, H.; Zhang, L.; Barrington, D.S.; Christenhusz, M.J.M. 2013: Dryopteris. In: Zhengyi, W.; Raven, P.H.; Deyuan, H. (ed.) Flora of China. Lycopodiaceae through Polypodiaceae. Vol. 2–3. Science Press, Beijing.
Zhang, X. 2012: Lycophytes and ferns of China. Peking University Press, Beijing.