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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Afghanistan to S. Russian Far East and Pacific.
Lepisorus scolopendrium

Native to:

Afghanistan, Altay, Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Free State, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Inner Mongolia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Philippines, Primorye, Qinghai, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lepisorus (J.Sm.) Ching appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 4: 56 (1933)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Zhao, C.F., Wei, R., Zhang, X.C. & Xiang, Q.P. (2020). Backbone phylogeny of Lepisorus (Polypodiaceae) and a novel infrageneric classi?cation based on the total evidence from plastid and morphological data Cladistics 36: 235-258.

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