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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Didymochlaena truncatula (Sw.) J.Sm.

[FTEA]

Dryopteridaceae, JP Roux, M Shaffer-Fehre, B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect, forming a short caudex, with large sub-entire brown rhizomescales
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted; stipe not articulated, scaly
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina oblong-ovate, 2-pinnate, firmly herbaceous; pinnules dimidiate-trapeziform, subsessile, articulate.
Morphology Leaves Leaf veins
Veins free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori
Sori broadly elliptic, borne towards the acroscopic margin of the pinnules; indusium peltate with a narrow elongate stalk attached by a median linear ridge.
Note
Pantropical genus with few species; usually considered monotypic but some Madagascan taxa seem distinct.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Didymochlaena Desv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. 5: 303 (1811)

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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mag. Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berlin 5: 303 (1811)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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