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  1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Phegopteris (C.Presl) Fée

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..


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

    Rhizome erect or suberect (in African species) but elsewhere prostrate or in one species long-creeping; scales thin with short hairs
    Stipe and rachis glossy.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina bipinnate save in two non-African species with pinnules adnate to the pinna-rachis, mostly ± deeply lobed
    Leaf veins
    Veins usually forked, not reaching margin, thickened at the tips
    Scale leaves
    Scales on lower surface of pinna-rachis and rachis few at maturity of frond, those on distal axes reduced to a single row of short cells with reddish cross-walls; hairs unicellular, acicular or capitate or both
    Indusium absent.
    Sori round, ± elliptic or rarely elongate
    Sporangia sometimes hairy.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Altay, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Borneo, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Cameroon, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Magadan, Maine, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nigeria, North Carolina, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Réunion, Sakhalin, Samoa, Saskatchewan, Seychelles, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Phegopteris (C.Presl) Fée appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Camus, J.M. [852], China 65032.000
    Camus, J.M. [852], China 65031.000


    First published in Mém. Foug., 5. Gen. Filic.: 242 (1852)

    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.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    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.