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Gleichenella pectinata


Taxonavigation: Gleicheniales 

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

Familia: Gleicheniaceae
Genus: Gleichenella
Species: G. pectinata



Gleichenella Ching, Sunyatsenia 5: 276. 1940.

Type species: Mertensia pectinata Willd., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 25: 168, t. 4. 1804.


  • Acropterygium (Diels) Nakai


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Mexico & Southern America
      • Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Central American Pac, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • 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.

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