Ophioglossum rubellum

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Taxonavigation: Ophioglossales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Psilotopsida
Ordo: Ophioglossales

Familia: Ophioglossaceae
Genus: Ophioglossum
Species: Ophioglossum rubellum


Ophioglossum rubellum Welw. ex A.Braun in F.A.M. Kuhn, Fil. Afr. 179. 1868.

  • Type: “Angola, distr. Pungo Andongo. In pascuis brevi herbidis juxta ripas rivuii de Catete nec non prope Candumba ad flumen Cuanza. Welw. a. 1857. n. 33.”


  • Heterotypic
    • Ophioglossum indicum B.L.Yadav & H.K.Goswami, Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Tokyo, B. 36(4): 155. 2010.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Ghana, Sierre Leone.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Central African Republic, Gabon.
    • Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia.
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Northern Provinces (Mpumalanga)
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • India (Rajasthan).

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