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This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, South America, North America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Ascension, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chagos Archipelago, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Bermuda, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Netherlands, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia

Pteris L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 6, 1959 Quisumbing, E. [106], Philippines K000474349
Feb 1, 1958 Buwalda, P. [4712], Indonesia K000448941
Sands, M.J.S. [3951], Malaysia K000448963
Sands, M.J.S. [3705], Malaysia K000448964
Sands, M.J.S. [3705], Malaysia K000448965
Clemens, J. [20460], Malaysia K000448954
Clemens, J. [20460], Malaysia K000448955
Shim, P.S. [SAN75416], Malaysia K000448952
Shim, P.S. [SAN75416], Malaysia K000448953
Parris, B.S. [6628], Malaysia K000448944
Parris, B.S. [6628], Malaysia K000448945
Parris, B.S. [6628], Malaysia K000448946
Parris, B.S. [6927], Malaysia K000448947
Parris, B.S. [6927], Malaysia K000448948
Parris, B.S. [7049], Malaysia K000448949
Parris, B.S. [9097], Malaysia K000448950
Parris, B.S. [9097], Malaysia K000448951
Spruce, R. [5322bis], Ecuador K000200109
Spruce, R. [4061x], Peru K000200110
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000451651
Anonymous [s.n.], Philippines K000474348
Barker, W.R. [LAE67258], Papua New Guinea K000492924
Gay, H.J. [1110], Papua New Guinea K000492928
Gay, H.J. [1110], Papua New Guinea K000492929
Gay, H.J. [978], Papua New Guinea K000492930
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [18165], Indonesia K000448942
Ellen, R.F. [68], Indonesia K000448957
Kato, M. [C5097], Indonesia K000448958
Kato, M. [C5097], Indonesia K000448959
Kato, M. [C4418], Indonesia K000448960
Kato, M. [C4418], Indonesia K000448961
Kato, M. [C5097], Indonesia K000448962
Hose, E.S. [4843], Malaysia K000451650
Ernst, A. [438], Indonesia K000448943
Cheeseman, L.E. [354], Papua New Guinea K000492925
Cheeseman, L.E. [354], Papua New Guinea K000492926
Cheeseman, L.E. [354], Papua New Guinea K000492927

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1073 (1753)

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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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