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

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, India, Japan, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Gymnosphaera Blume appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Pl. Javae 2: 242 (1828)

Accepted by

  • Dong, S.Y. & Zuo, Z.Y. (2018). On the Recognition of Gymnosphaera As a Distinct Genus in Cyatheaceae Annals from the Missouri Botanical Garden 103: 1-23. MBG press.

Not 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. [Cited as Cyathea.]

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0