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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central American Pac, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Acrostichum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. 29], India K000639702 isotype

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1067 (1753)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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