Grammitis Sw.

First published in J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2): 17 (1801)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics to Temp. Southern Hemisphere and Subantarctic Islands.


Native to:

Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Ascension, Assam, Azores, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central American Pac, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kerguelen, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Macquarie Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marion-Prince Edward, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, South Georgia, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Canary Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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?
Hopkins, H.C.F. [854], Papua New Guinea K001053142 No
Nov 5, 2002 Edward, P.J. [4162], Irian Jaya Scleroglossum K001052030 No
Jan 1, 1990 Baldwin, J.T. [11493], Liberia Ceradenia K000435900 holotype Yes


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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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