Adiantum patens

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Polypodiales

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Vittarioideae
Genus: Adiantum
Species: Adiantum patens
Subspecies: A. p. subsp. oatesii – A. p. subsp. patens


Adiantum patens Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 5: 439 (1810).

  • Lectotype (designated by Tryon 1964: 165): Venezuela, Dist. Federal, Caracas, F. Bredemeyer s.n. (B-W 20078-010; isolectotype: NY 00144563 [fragment]).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Ghana, Nigeria.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Cameroon, Zaire.
    • Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Sudan.
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Tanzania, Uganda.
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Mexico Southeast.
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Venezuela.
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Galápagos, Peru.
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil Northeast.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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