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  1. Family: Polypodiaceae J.Presl & C.Presl
    1. Didymochlaena Desv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

    [FTEA]

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

    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect, forming a short caudex, with large sub-entire brown rhizomescales
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted; stipe not articulated, scaly
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina oblong-ovate, 2-pinnate, firmly herbaceous; pinnules dimidiate-trapeziform, subsessile, articulate.
    Leaf veins
    Veins free
    Sori
    Sori broadly elliptic, borne towards the acroscopic margin of the pinnules; indusium peltate with a narrow elongate stalk attached by a median linear ridge.
    Note
    Pantropical genus with few species; usually considered monotypic but some Madagascan taxa seem distinct.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Didymochlaena Desv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. 5: 303 (1811)

    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

    • Mag. Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berlin 5: 303 (1811)

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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