Bolbitis Schott

First published in Gen. Fil. (Vindob.): t. 14 (1835)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • 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.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 17, 2008 Haba, Pépé [51], Guinea K000889026 No
Nov 28, 2007 Forman, L.L. [921], Brunei K000665419 No
Nov 28, 2007 Forman, L.L. [921], Brunei K000665420 No
Nov 28, 2007 Forman, L.L. [921], Brunei K000665418 No
Aug 1, 2006 Johns, R.J. [8896], Indonesia K000445177 No
Apr 1, 1998 Thomas, D.W. [10036], Cameroon K000889036 No
Dec 1, 1973 Harley, W.J. [56], Liberia K000889032 No
Jan 1, 1973 Callens, H. [2233], Congo, DRC K000889034 No
Piggott, A.G. [2815], Malaysia K000656708 No
Streimann, H. [53968], Papua New Guinea K000672299 No
Chapman, J.D. [3547], Nigeria K000889033 No
Stone, B.C. [3825], Philippines K000539199 No
Johns, R.J. [8228], Indonesia K000668478 No
Price, M.G. [452], Philippines K000660063 No
Streimann, H. [28850], Papua New Guinea K000672300 No
Haenke, T. [s.n.], Philippines K000660066 No
Stone, B.C. [3825], Philippines K000539198 No
Hepper, F.N. [7949] K000889028 No
Cuming, H. [357], Philippines K000660065 No
Bakshi, T.S. [33], Sierra Leone K000889031 No
Comber, H.F. [4090], Malaysia K000670290 No
Hepper, F.N. [7949] K000889029 No
Chapman, J.D. [4229], Nigeria K000889027 No
Cuming, H. [183], Philippines K000721279 No
Hepper, F.N. [8028] K000889030 No
Johns, R.J. [8228], Indonesia K000668479 No
Piggott, A.G. [2807], Malaysia K000656709 No
Coleman, M. [5], Malaysia K000475480 No
Chapman, J.D. [4586], Nigeria K000889035 No


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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