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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to Pacific.
Microsorum scolopendria

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Easter Is., Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Line Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Colombia, Florida, Puerto Rico

Microsorum Link appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6322], Indonesia K000660436
Jul 1, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6322], Indonesia K000660435
Jul 1, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6322], Indonesia K000660437
May 2, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6266], Indonesia K000668463
May 2, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6266], Indonesia K000668462
Willis, F.R. [54], Indonesia 64528.000
Garrett, H.B.G. [391], Thailand K000706929
Lee, S. [487], Indonesia K000825518
Gideon, O.G. [78511], North Solomons K000785677
Gideon, O.G. [78593], North Solomons K000785678
Wiakabu, J. [73334], Papua New Guinea K000804987
Galore, M. [70056], Papua New Guinea K000785770
Gideon, O.G. [78511], North Solomons K000785676

First published in Hort. Berol. 2: 110 (1833)

Accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2021). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 3: 1-450. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • 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

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