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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Venezuela and Bolivia, Caribbean, Nepal to S. China and S. Pacific.
Sphaeropteris horrida

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Caroline Is., Chatham Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Norfolk Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is.

Introduced into:

Azores, Cape Provinces, Hawaii, KwaZulu-Natal, Madeira, Mauritius, Réunion, Tanzania, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Sphaeropteris Bernh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2): 122 (1801)

Accepted by

  • Christenhusz, M.J.M., Fay, M.F. & Chase, M.W. (2017). Plants of the World. An illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plants: 1-792. Kew Publishing, The university of Chicago 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