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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Malesia to SW. Pacific, Mexico to S. Tropical America, St. Helena.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Chatham Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., St.Helena, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tasmania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Victoria

Introduced into:

Azores, Cape Provinces, Madeira

Dicksonia L'Hér. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Johns, R.J. [9048], New Guinea 70222.000
Johns, R.J. [10380], Indonesia 64655.000
Spruce, R. [5366], Ecuador K000006843

First published in Sert. Angl.: 30 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A., Joshi, B., Sribastava, A., Shankar, R. & Shukla, B.K. (2019). Classification of extant Pteridophytes: a new approach Indian Fern Journal 36: 311-341.
  • 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 2021. 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 2021. 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