1. Family: Polypodiaceae J.Presl & C.Presl
    1. Arachniodes Blume

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Southern America, Australasia, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Rhizomes
    Rhizome suberect to creeping
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted or spaced; stipe with brown or ferrugineous scales basally.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina broadly triangular to pentagonal, herbaceous to coriaceous; lower pinnae much developed basiscopically (in African species), much dissected, the ultimate segments dentate-aristate (in African species).
    Leaf veins
    Veins free; rachis with ridges on the ventral surface not continuous with leaf margin
    Sori
    Sori circular with rounded reniform indusia.
    Note
    A genus of about 200 described species (but probably far fewer in reality) mostly in the Himalayas and China, others in Australia and America, one in Africa and also one in Madagascar (see note).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Manchuria, Marianas, Marquesas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    South Carolina

    Arachniodes Blume appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Enum. Pl. Javae 2: 241 (1828)

    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
    • Enum. Pl. Jav. 2: 241 (1828)

    Sources

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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