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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Small delicate terrestrial ferns; rhizomes creeping with narrow brownish scales
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± of two kinds, the fertile leaf-blades with fewer and larger segments than the sterile; veins free, ending at or near the margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sporangia
Sporangia in a soral line, covered by the reflexed leaf-margin.
Distribution
Genus of c. thirteen species, distributed from NE Africa through Arabia, Iran and India to China, Japan and New Guinea.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gulf States, Hainan, India, Iran, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen

Introduced into:

Azores

Onychium Kaulf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Berlin. Jahrb. Pharm. Verbundenen Wiss. 21: 45 (1820)

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.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Adumbr. 9: 308–314 (1963).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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