- Scientific Name: Psilotum nudum (L.) P.Beauv.
- Ref: Prodr. Aethéogam. :112. 1805
- Synonym: Lycopodium nudum L.
- English Common Name: whisk fern
- Chinese Common Name: 松叶蕨 sōngyè∙jué
- Japanese Common Name: マツバラン [松葉蘭] matsubaran
- Family: Psilotaceae
- Genus: Psilotum
- Distribution: Epiphytic on trees or rock crevices; near sea level to 1000 m. Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [widespread in tropics and subtropics of Old and New Worlds, extending northward to Korea and Japan].
- Photo: 11/18/2018, Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai
Rhizomes creeping, terete, brown, with dense rhizoids. Aerial stems erect to somewhat pendulous, green, with dense white stomata, 15-50 cm, 0.8-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, unbranched proximally, distally repeatedly dichotomously branched, 3-angled or -ridged. Trophophylls subulate-triangular, 1-2 mm, herbaceous; sporophylls deeply bifid, lobes narrowly subulate, 2-3 mm. Sporangia yellow to yellowish brown, obtriangular-globose, 3-4 mm in diam., (2 or)3-lobed. 2n = 104, 208, ca. 312.(Flora of China)
04/03/2016, Wenzou, Zhejiang