Pteris L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics to S. South America.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Ascension, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chagos Archipelago, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Netherlands, New York, North Carolina, Romania, South Carolina, Texas, Turkey-in-Europe, Virginia

Pteris L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 6, 1959 Quisumbing, E. [106], Philippines K000474349 No
Feb 1, 1958 Buwalda, P. [4712], Indonesia K000448941 No
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [18165], Indonesia K000448942 No
Parris, B.S. [6628], Malaysia K000448944 No
Parris, B.S. [6927], Malaysia K000448947 No
Parris, B.S. [9097], Malaysia K000448951 No
Shim, P.S. [SAN75416], Malaysia K000448952 No
Clemens, J. [20460], Malaysia K000448954 No
Ellen, R.F. [68], Indonesia K000448957 No
Kato, M. [C5097], Indonesia K000448959 No
Kato, M. [C4418], Indonesia K000448960 No
Sands, M.J.S. [3705], Malaysia K000448965 No
Gay, H.J. [1110], Papua New Guinea K000492929 No
Parris, B.S. [6927], Malaysia K000448948 No
Shim, P.S. [SAN75416], Malaysia K000448953 No
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000451651 No
Cheeseman, L.E. [354], Papua New Guinea K000492927 No
Barker, W.R. [LAE67258], Papua New Guinea K000492924 No
Parris, B.S. [6628], Malaysia K000448946 No
Cheeseman, L.E. [354], Papua New Guinea K000492926 No
Gay, H.J. [1110], Papua New Guinea K000492928 No
Sands, M.J.S. [3951], Malaysia K000448963 No
Spruce, R. [4061x], Peru K000200110 Yes
Hose, E.S. [4843], Malaysia K000451650 No
Clemens, J. [20460], Malaysia K000448955 No
Gay, H.J. [978], Papua New Guinea K000492930 No
Sands, M.J.S. [3705], Malaysia K000448964 No
Cheeseman, L.E. [354], Papua New Guinea K000492925 No
Parris, B.S. [6628], Malaysia K000448945 No
Anonymous [s.n.], Philippines K000474348 No
Parris, B.S. [9097], Malaysia K000448950 No
Kato, M. [C5097], Indonesia K000448958 No
Spruce, R. [5322bis], Ecuador K000200109 Yes
Ernst, A. [438], Indonesia K000448943 No
Kato, M. [C4418], Indonesia K000448961 No
Parris, B.S. [7049], Malaysia K000448949 No
Kato, M. [C5097], Indonesia K000448962 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1073 (1753)

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.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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