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  1. Family: Polypodiaceae J.Presl & C.Presl
    1. Bolbitis Schott

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



    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Bolbitis Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 17, 2008 Haba, Pépé [51], Guinea K000889026
    Nov 28, 2007 Forman, L.L. [921], Brunei K000665418
    Nov 28, 2007 Forman, L.L. [921], Brunei K000665419
    Nov 28, 2007 Forman, L.L. [921], Brunei K000665420
    Aug 1, 2006 Johns, R.J. [8896], Indonesia K000445177
    Apr 1, 1998 Thomas, D.W. [10036], Cameroon K000889036
    Dec 1, 1973 Harley, W.J. [56], Liberia K000889032
    Jan 1, 1973 Callens, H. [2233], Congo, DRC K000889034
    Hepper, F.N. [7949] K000889028
    Hepper, F.N. [7949] K000889029
    Hepper, F.N. [8028] K000889030
    Comber, H.F. [4090], Malaysia K000670290
    Bakshi, T.S. [33], Sierra Leone K000889031
    Streimann, H. [53968], Papua New Guinea K000672299
    Streimann, H. [28850], Papua New Guinea K000672300
    Price, M.G. [452], Philippines K000660063
    Chapman, J.D. [4229], Nigeria K000889027
    Chapman, J.D. [3547], Nigeria K000889033
    Chapman, J.D. [4586], Nigeria K000889035
    Johns, R.J. [8228], Indonesia K000668478
    Johns, R.J. [8228], Indonesia K000668479
    Piggott, A.G. [2815], Malaysia K000656708
    Piggott, A.G. [2807], Malaysia K000656709
    Stone, B.C. [3825], Philippines K000539198
    Stone, B.C. [3825], Philippines K000539199
    Haenke, T. [s.n.], Philippines K000660066
    Coleman, M. [5], Malaysia K000475480
    Cuming, H. [357], Philippines K000660065
    Cuming, H. [183], Philippines K000721279


    First published in Gen. Fil.: t. 14 (1835)

    Accepted by

    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
    • 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.


    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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 and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.