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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.)
Vegetative Multiplication 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
Morphology 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
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe up to 40 cm long
Morphology Leaves 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.

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. & 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.
  • 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.]

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