Pellaea boivinii

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

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

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Cheilanthoideae
Genus: Pellaea
Species: Pellaea boivinii
Varietates: P. b. var. boivinii – P. b. var. tripinnata



Pellaea boivinii Hook., Sp. Fil. 2: 147, t. 118 A (1858).


  • Homotypic
    • Pteris boivinii (Hook.) T.Moore ex Bedd., Ferns S. India 12, t. 36 (1863).
    • Allosorus boivinii (Hook.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 806 (1891).
    • Hemionitis boivinii (Hook.) Christenh., Global Fl. 4: 10 (2018).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania.
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Botswana, Northern Provinces (Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga)
    • Regional: Western Indian Ocean
      • Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar.
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • India (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka.

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



Primary references

  • Hooker, W.J. 1851–1858. Species Filicum being descriptions of the known ferns, particularly of such as exist in the author's herbarium, or are with sufficient accuracy described in works to which are he has access; accompanied with numerous figures. Volume II containing Adiantum – Ceratopteris. v + 250 pp. + 70 tab. London: William Pamplin. BHL Biblioteca Digital MDZ Reference page