Phlebodium (R.Br.) J.Sm.

First published in J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 58 (1841)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America.


Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Central American Pac, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Hawaii, India, KwaZulu-Natal, Madeira, Queensland, Sri Lanka


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2021). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 3: 1-450. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • 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.
  • Wei, R. & Zhang, X.C. (2022). A revised subfamilial classification of Polypodiaceae based on plastome, nuclear ribosomal and morphological evidence. Taxon 71: 288-306.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Tweedie [s.n.] K000956104 Yes
Armstrong [s.n.] Brazil K000956089 Yes
Rocha, S. [s.n.] Brazil K000956084 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000956100 Yes
Miers, J. [198] Brazil K000956082 Yes
Martius [308] Brazil K000956092 Yes
Stannard, B.L.; Harley, R.M.; Queiroz, R.F. [H52052] Brazil K000956055 Yes
Swainson [s.n.] Brazil K000956101 Yes
Burchell [3118] Brazil K000956097 Yes
Gardner [s.n.] Brazil K000956105 Yes
Burchell [964] Brazil K000956096 Yes
Mexia, Y.E.J. [4154] Brazil K000956085 Yes
Tweedie [s.n.] Brazil K000956109 Yes
Burchell [1040-2] Brazil K000956099 Yes
Mueller, F. [38] Brazil K000956106 Yes
Burchell [3118] Brazil K000956095 Yes
Fox [111] Brazil K000956103 Yes
Rosenstock, E. [161] Brazil K000956086 Yes
s.coll. [579] Brazil K000956093 Yes
Sellow [s.n.] Brazil K000956107 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000956091 Yes
Fevereiro, V.P.B.; Mayo, S.J.; Silva, M.B.; Oliveira, A.G.P.; Flor, J. [M114] Brazil K000956079 Yes
Wilkes [s.n.] Brazil K000956083 Yes
Gardner [5666] Brazil K000956102 Yes
Burchell [1002] Brazil K000956098 Yes
Harley, R.M. [18017] Brazil K000956080 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000956090 Yes
Hart [5] Brazil K000956094 Yes
Sellow [s.n.] Brazil K000956108 Yes
Andrade, I.M.; Villarouco, F.M. [73] Brazil K000956078 Yes
Dusén, P. [8598] Brazil K000956087 Yes
Tweedie [s.n.] Brazil K000956081 Yes
Riedel [s.n.] Brazil K000956088 Yes


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.