1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Thelypteris Schmidel
      1. Thelypteris prolifera (Retz.) C.F.Reed

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

    [FTEA]

    Thelypteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Type
    Type*: S India, Koenig s.n. (LD, holo.)(Note: * Holttum gives GOET but Retzius’s types are at Lund. Fischer (K.B. 1932: 75 (1932)) saw this one there.)
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome stout, up to 1 cm in diameter, with black triangular entire acuminate scales up to 2 mm long but these are sometimes absent
    Leaves
    Fronds up to 1.2–1.4 m tall Pinnae oblong-lanceolate to linear-oblong, 3–15 cm long, 0.8–2 cm wide, acute at the apex, truncate at the base, sessile or petiolate, very shallowly lobed or no more than crenate, glabrous; terminal pinnae ± lobed at base; veins up to 8 pairs with at least 5 pairs anastomosing
    Stipes
    Stipe up to 40 cm long
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina oblong or narrowly trianglar in outline, up to 1 m long, 26 cm wide, with basal pinnae hardly reduced; upper pinnae reduced towards the apex
    Sori
    Sori coalescing to form a ± zig-zag line along the pinna curving round the lobes
    Figures
    Fig 8, p 29
    Ecology
    Marshy places along rivers with sedges etc., trailing in water between rocks of waterfalls, riverine woodland; 0–1100 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K4 T2 T6 T7; Z Range: Senegal, Guinea, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa; also Madagascar and Mascarene Is.; widespread in tropics and subtropics of Old World to New Caledonia, New Guinea and Australia
    [FWTA]

    Thelypteridaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

    Ecology
    In wet open places.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Guinea, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Thelypteris prolifera (Retz.) C.F.Reed appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9785], Cameroon Ampelopteris prolifera K000011745
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9670], Cameroon Ampelopteris prolifera K000518553
    Wight, R. [65], Sri Lanka Ampelopteris prolifera K000951404
    Griffith, W. [s.n.], Meghalaya Ampelopteris prolifera K000951405
    König, J.G. [s.n.], India Ampelopteris prolifera K000951406 Unknown type material
    Mexico Goniopteris meniscioides K000633609
    Liebmann [s.n.], Mexico Goniopteris meniscioides K000633608

    First published in Phytologia 17: 306 (1968)

    Accepted by

    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2018). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 2: 1-573. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.

    Not 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. [Cited as Ampelopteris prolifera.]

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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