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This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, South America, North America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Aquatic ferns; rhizomes short, erect, with sparse scales
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of two kinds, the fertile leaf-blades more dissected and with narrower segments than the sterile; veins forming a reticulum; petiole green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sporangia
Sporangia borne along the veins, protected by the reflexed leaf-margin.
Note
Genus of a few ill-defined species, sometimes placed in its own family, Parkeriaceae.
Distribution
Occurring throughout the tropics

Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Marianas, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Territory, Oman, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Fiji, Hawaii, Romania

Ceratopteris Brongn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1821: 186 (1821)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Adumbr. 5: 647–652 (1957).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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