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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Northern Hemisphere to Tropical America.
Polypodium

Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, China North-Central, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Free State, French Guiana, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kerguelen, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tennessee, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

New Zealand North, New Zealand South

Polypodium L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1993 Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Sumatera K000655015
Jan 1, 1993 Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Sumatera K000655016
Jan 1, 1993 Chai, P. [S.34010], Sarawak K000655011
Jan 1, 1958 Eyma, P.J. [1929], Indonesia K000655001
Spruce, R. [5234], Ecuador K000006912
Hennipman, E. [5586], Sulawesi K000655003
Hennipman, E. [6043], Sulawesi K000655004
Hennipman, E. [6154a], Sulawesi K000655005
Hennipman, E. [5204], Sulawesi K000655010
Harley, R.M. [27770], Brazil K000956447
Traill, J.W.H. [1293], Brazil K000956453
Edwards, P.J. [2356], Brazil K000956440
Krapovickas, A. [40939], Brazil K000956464
Stannard, B.L. [6880], Brazil K000956432
Chai, P. [S.34010], Sarawak K000655012
Pereira, B.A.S. [1417], Brazil K000956434
Mattheos [716] K000956435
Glaziou, A. [5650], Brazil K000956467
Miers, J. [12], Brazil K000956451
Pereira, A. [PCD0254], Brazil K000956444
s.coll. [s.n.] K000956466
Taylor, N.P. [1592], Brazil K000956460
Harley, R.M. [27764], Brazil K000956446
Traill, J.W.H. [1293], Brazil K000956452
Croxall, J.P. [206], Brazil K000956456
Lewis, G.P. [7507], Brazil K000956442
Edwards, P.J. [2356], Brazil K000956436
Hennipman, E. [5586], Sulawesi K000655002
Mexia, Y.E.J. [4272], Brazil K000956454
Pereira, B.A.S. [1417], Brazil K000956433
Edwards, P.J. [2356], Brazil K000956437
Moore, T. [s.n.] K000956457
Edwards, P.J. [2391], Brazil K000956448
Pereira, A. [254], Brazil K000956445
Glaziou, A. [4422], Brazil K000956462
Barclay [s.n.] K000956459
Eiten, G. [7681], Brazil K000956421
Edwards, P.J. [2356], Brazil K000956439
V.S. [303] K000655013
s.coll. [s.n.] K000956458
Eiten, G. [7460], Brazil K000956422
Hennipman, E. [6154a], Sulawesi K000655006
Camerik, A.M. [B004], Brazil K000956449
Hennipman, E. [6154a], Sulawesi K000655007
Mauritius 65037.000
Glaziou, A. [976], Brazil K000956465
Arbo, M.M. [4952], Brazil K000956461
Hennipman, E. [6154a], Sulawesi K000655008
Wilson, J. [32W], Brazil K000956450
Kaprovickas, A. [40939], Brazil K000956463
Edwards, P.J. [2356], Brazil K000956438
Preston, T.A. [274], Brazil K000956455
Lewis, G.P. [CFCR7507], Brazil K000956441
Awmack, C.S. [227], Indonesia K000655014
Hennipman, E. [5204], Sulawesi K000655009
Melo, E. [1293], Brazil K000956443
Langley Kitching [s.n.], Madagascar Ctenopteris K000435901 Unknown type material
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1788], Comoros Ctenopteris K000435903 holotype
Crutwell, N.E.G [906], Papua New Guinea Ctenopteris K000934966
Laman, T.G. [TL378], Indonesia Ctenopteris K000934968

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1082 (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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