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  1. Family: Pteridaceae E.D.M.Kirchn.
    1. Genus: Adiantum L.
      1. Adiantum hispidulum Sw.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Limpopo, W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.



    Native to:

    Caroline Is., Chatham Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Jawa, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Society Is., South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Victoria, Western Australia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Azores, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Madeira

    Accepted Infraspecifics


    Other Data

    Adiantum hispidulum Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2004 Schmutz, E. [6151pp], Indonesia K000507201
    Jan 1, 1987 Iversen, S.T. [87482], Tanzania K000571638
    May 16, 1986 Afriastini, J.J. [1596A], Indonesia K000507202
    Jan 1, 1974 Braithwaite, A.F. [2561], Vanuatu K000896043
    Jan 1, 1974 Braithwaite, A.F. [2177], Vanuatu K000896044
    Jan 1, 1974 Braithwaite, A.F. [2562], Vanuatu K000896048
    Nov 1, 1957 Forman, L.L. [120], Indonesia K000507194
    Jan 1, 1945 Eyma, P.J. [398], Indonesia K000507206
    Mar 1, 1939 Steenis, C.G.G.J. van [9399], Indonesia K000507200
    Jan 1, 1930 Franc, I. [618], New Caledonia K000896181
    Jan 1, 1927 Backer, C.A. [111], Indonesia K000507199
    Jan 2, 1923 Bakhuizen van den Brink Jr., R.C. [2110], Indonesia K000507196
    Sep 9, 1913 Daubenberger, I. [20], Tanzania K000571636
    Nov 10, 1911 Franc, I. [364], New Caledonia K000896189
    Richards, H.M. [18161], Tanzania K000571637
    Tanner, R.E.S. [2486], Tanzania K000571640
    Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia K000507195
    Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia K000507197
    Smith, A.C. [6030], Fiji K000896206
    Smith, A.C. [6608], Fiji K000896212
    Cairns [s.n.], Fiji K000896199
    Degener, O. [19573], USA K000855522
    Degener, O. [19573], USA K000855523
    Degener, O. [32369], USA K000855524
    Degener, O. [19573], USA K000855525
    Degener, O. [20253], USA K000855526
    Degener, O. [25101], USA K000855528
    Degener, O. [14994], Fiji K000896207
    Degener, O. [13630], Fiji K000896215
    Kairo, A. [511], Papua New Guinea K000519185
    Peter, A. [11964], Tanzania K000571639
    Peter, A. [8736], Tanzania K000571643
    Peter, A. [11717], Tanzania K000571644
    Johns, R.J. [8415], Papua New Guinea K000519186
    Johns, R.J. [8417], Papua New Guinea K000519187
    Johns, R.J. [9999], Papua New Guinea K000519190
    Archbold, M.E. [382], Tanzania K000571631
    Faden, R.B. [70/125], Kenya K000571530
    Faden, R.B. [69/2108], Kenya K000571629
    Faden, R.B. [69/809], Kenya K000571630
    Faden, R.B. [74/347], Tanzania K000571641
    McKee, H.S. [16648], New Caledonia K000896054
    McKee, H.S. [14142], New Caledonia K000896183
    McKee, H.S. [P8913], New Caledonia K000896184
    McKee, H.S. [6472], New Caledonia K000896185
    Horne, J. [s.n.], Fiji K000896210
    Verdcourt, B. [37], Tanzania K000571642
    Smith, E. [2323], Indonesia K000507207
    Smith, E. [2325], Indonesia K000507208
    Gardner, H.M. [3151], Kenya K000571626
    Gardner, H.M. [3151], Kenya K000571627
    Woodhams, J.R. [149], Papua New Guinea K000519189
    Hinds [s.n.], French Polynesia K000896082
    Elmer, A.D.E. [8471], Philippines K000507554
    Elmer, A.D.E. [6974], Philippines K000507558
    Whitford, H.N. [1163], Philippines K000507557
    Matthew, C.G. [15], Indonesia K000507211
    Matthew, C.G. [16], Indonesia K000507192
    Merrill, E.D. [3256], Philippines K000507556
    Croft, J.R. [573], Papua New Guinea K000519188
    Harvey, W.H. [s.n.], Fiji K000896194
    Anonymous [s.n.], Indonesia K000507198
    Buchanan, J. [13], Tanzania K000571635
    Gibbs, L.S. [776], Fiji K000896200
    Dilmy, A. [965], Indonesia K000507203
    Balansa [48], New Caledonia K000896062
    Balansa [2688a], New Caledonia K000896081
    Afriastini, J.J. [562], Indonesia K000507191
    Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [s.n.], Indonesia K000507204
    Copeland, E.B. [120], Philippines K000507555
    Copeland, E.B. [1390], Philippines K000507559
    Dowson, W.J. [252], Kenya K000571628
    Vanoverbergh, M. [1652E], Philippines K000507560
    Webb, P.B. [s.n.], Indonesia K000507210
    Webb, P.B. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896077
    Webb, P.B. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896083
    St. John, H. [18081], Fiji K000896211
    Lye, K.A. [6328], Kenya K000571532
    Vaughan, J.H. [3207], Fiji K000896213
    Moseley, H.N. [s.n.], French Polynesia K000896047
    Kuswata [189], Indonesia K000507205
    MacGillivray, J. [737], New Caledonia K000896192
    MacGillivray, J. [887bis], Vanuatu K000855531
    Hosaka, E.Y. [2099], USA K000855527
    Parks, H.E. [22128], Cook Is. K000896204
    Parks, H.E. [20519], Fiji K000896208
    Crosby, C.S. [286], Samoa K000888105
    Franc, I. [13A], New Caledonia K000896052
    Franc, I. [364], New Caledonia K000896053
    Franc, I. [1466], New Caledonia K000896055
    Franc, I. [1448], New Caledonia K000896056
    Franc, I. [744], New Caledonia K000896057
    Franc, I. [13(2)], New Caledonia K000896059
    Franc, I. [1436], New Caledonia K000896060
    Franc, I. [1448], New Caledonia K000896061
    Franc, I. [744], New Caledonia K000896067
    Franc, I. [744], New Caledonia K000896068
    Franc, I. [678], New Caledonia K000896071
    Franc, I. [364], New Caledonia K000896072
    Franc, I. [1448], New Caledonia K000896074
    Franc, I. [678], New Caledonia K000896186
    Franc, I. [678], New Caledonia K000896188
    Gillespie, J.W. [3183], Fiji K000896205
    Koroiveibau, D. [14830], Fiji K000896214
    Soakai, E. [860], Samoa K000888104
    Bigger, M. [16010], Tanzania K000571632
    Oteke, J. [22], Kenya K000571531
    Seemann, B. [802], Fiji K000896209
    Daubenberger, I. [22], Tanzania K000571633
    Rosenstock, E. [73], New Caledonia K000896182
    Deplanche [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896065
    Deplanche [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896080
    Sinclair, A. [s.n.] K000855530
    Powell, T. [171], Samoa K000896191
    Buchholz, J.T. [1050], New Caledonia K000896087
    Buchholz, J.T. [1294], New Caledonia K000896088
    Veitch, J.G. [s.n.], Vanuatu K000896046
    Vieillard, E. [1543], New Caledonia K000896089
    McGillivray, J. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896179
    Mousset, J.P. [132], Indonesia K000507190
    Milne, W.G. [96], Fiji K000896195
    Milne, W.G. [405], Fiji K000896196
    Milne, W.G. [148], Fiji K000896197
    Milne, W.G. [199], Fiji K000896198
    Milne, W.G. [193], New Caledonia K000896078
    Milne, W.G. [326], Vanuatu K000896045
    Mackay, H.G. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896079
    Hoffmannsegg [s.n.], Indonesia K000507209
    Braithwaite, A.F. [2177], Vanuatu K000896041
    Braithwaite, A.F. [2561], Vanuatu K000896042
    Benguinan, P. [37], Papua New Guinea K000519191
    Surbeck, H. [792], Indonesia K000507193
    Baumann-Bodenheim, M.G. [5327], New Caledonia K000896049
    Baumann-Bodenheim, M.G. [12095], New Caledonia K000896050
    Damel [s.n.], Fiji K000896193
    Thurn, E. im [70], Fiji K000896201
    Thurn, E. im [97], Fiji K000896202
    Thurn, E. im [70], Fiji K000896203
    Last, G.J. [3/1885], Tanzania K000571647
    Leighton-Reed, W.T. [s.n.], Tanzania K000571634
    Haarmer, A.E. [1898], Tanzania K000571645
    Haarmer, A.E. [1898], Tanzania K000571646
    Schlechter, R. [14994], New Caledonia K000896085
    Caldwell, E. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896075
    Cribs [425], New Caledonia K000896086
    Anonymous [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896084
    Hecht, A. [s.n.], Cook Is. K000855529
    Pancher, I. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896063
    Pancher, I. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896066
    Pancher, I. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896070
    Labillaudière [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896051
    Birkenhead, W. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896064
    Franc, G. [744], New Caledonia K000896069
    Franc, G. [1448], New Caledonia K000896073
    Franc, G. [364], New Caledonia K000896187
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 79], Mauritius Adiantum scabrum K001109199


    First published in J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2): 82 (1801)

    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.
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Allan, H.A. (1961). Flora of New Zealand 1: 1-1085. Botany division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch.


    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Allan, H.A. (1961). Flora of New Zealand 1: 1-1085. Botany division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch.


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