Trichomanes L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1097 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.


Native to:

Alabama, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kentucky, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, West Virginia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Balkrishna, A., Joshi, B., Sribastava, A., Shankar, R. & Shukla, B.K. (2019). Classification of extant Pteridophytes: a new approach. Indian Fern Journal 36: 311-341.
  • Ohlsen, D.J. (2020). Comparison of modern classifications of filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) and a new combination in Trichomanes L. for a filmy fern Macroglena brassii Croxall, from Queensland, Australia. Muelleria 39: 75-78.
  • 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.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Sim F.S.A. 67 (1915).
  • — Hook. Syn. Fil. 71 (1866)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2004 Chantaranothai, P. [1457], Thailand K000428508 No
Spruce, R. [4705], Ecuador K000006759 Yes
Spruce, R. [4705], Ecuador K000006760 Yes
Spruce, R. [4705], Ecuador K000006761 Yes
Spruce, R. [4705], Peru K000006762 Yes
Spruce, R. [5353], Ecuador K000006773 Yes
Spruce, R. [5353], Ecuador K000006774 No
Spruce, R. [5654], Ecuador K000006778 Yes
Spruce, R. [5655], Ecuador K000006779 Yes
Spruce, R. [5750], Ecuador K000006782 Yes
Gay, H.J. [813], Papua New Guinea K000399334 No
Gay, H.J. [1071], Papua New Guinea K000399333 No
Cheesman, L.E. [229], Papua New Guinea K000428598 No
Takeuchi, W. [5752], Papua New Guinea K000399332 No
Johns, R.J. [8113], Indonesia K000420263 No
Saw Leng Guan [34329], Malaysia K000235489 No
Mogea, J.P. [6289], Indonesia K000420257 No
Johns, R.J. [6746], Brunei K001053120 No
Ridley, H.N. [16208], Malaysia K000235487 No
Spruce, R. [5353], Ecuador K000006772 Yes
Foreman, D. [LAE59145], Papua New Guinea K900428498 No
Spruce, R. [5355], Ecuador K000006775 Yes
Foreman, D. [LAE59198], Papua New Guinea K000428503 No
Spruce, R. [5654], Peru K000006780 Yes
Johns, R.J. [6750], Brunei K001053121 No
Spruce, R. [5670], Peru K000006781 Yes
Dunleavy, S. [115], Malaysia K000237314 No
Floyd, A.G. [6283], Papua New Guinea K000428593 No
Lovave, M [LAE82256], Papua New Guinea K000376030 No
Johns, R.J. [6745], Brunei K001053126 No
Spruce, R. [5352], Ecuador K000006771 Yes
Spruce, R. [4762], Peru K000006765 Yes
Gay, H.J. [524], Papua New Guinea K000399331 No
Harrison, A.G. [s.n.], Singapore K000235488 No
Johns, R.J. [6744], Brunei K001053127 No
Johns, R.J. [7078], Brunei K001053125 No


  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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