EPPO Global Database

Asplenium nidus(ASLNI)

Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ASLNI
  • Preferred name: Asplenium nidus
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Tropical Asia, from China and Japan to India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, also East Africa, Australia, Pacific Islands. This relates to A. nidus as a broad concept: several distinct species have been distinguished. Cultivated as an ornamental plant

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Asplenium nidus-avis hortulanorum
Neottopteris nidus (Linnaeus) Hooker

Common names
Name Language
bird's-nest fern English
Nestfarn German
doradille French
nid d'oiseau French
nestvaren Dutch
タニワタリ Japanese
シマオオタニワタリ Japanese
shimaô-tani-watari Japanese
tani-watari Japanese
cháo jué Chinese
巢蕨 Chinese