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  1. Family: Polypodiaceae J.Presl & C.Presl
    1. Nephrolepis Schott

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.



    Native to:

    Angola, Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Line Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Washington, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Algeria, Argentina Northwest, Azores, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Georgia, Morocco, Pakistan, Paraguay, St.Helena, Swaziland, West Himalaya

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Nephrolepis Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2004 Clemens, J. [27297], Malaysia K000236710
    Oct 1, 2004 Anonymous [144], Malaysia K000236709
    Oct 1, 2004 BCS [SAN86728], Malaysia K000236711
    Jan 1, 2003 Pulsford, M. [UPNG79], Papua New Guinea K000084851
    Sands, M.J.S. [6629], Indonesia K000420169
    Sands, M.J.S. [6629], Indonesia K000420170
    Sands, M.J.S. [6629], Indonesia K000420171
    Sands, M.J.S. [6629], Indonesia K000420172
    Price, M.G. [577], Philippines K000084482
    Said, I.M. [BRUN15879], Brunei K000376876
    Moseley, H.N. [s.n.], Papua New Guinea K000084853
    Awmack, C.S. [156], Indonesia K000375119
    Conklin, H.C. [2545], Philippines K000376028
    Conklin, H.C. [2544], Philippines K000376029
    Cheeseman, L.E. [15a], Papua New Guinea K000084852
    Pulsford, M. [UPNG215], Papua New Guinea K000084854


    First published in Gen. Fil.: t. 3 (1834)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.