Family Thelypteridaceae, genus Cyclosorus;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Cyclosorus, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.
005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
041.000 Order Athyriales
		Statistics: 6 families, 54 genera, 1782-2215 spp. [2362 species and 88 hybrids listed]
046.0000 Family Thelypteridaceae Pichi-Sermolli; Webbia 24: 711 (1970) 
		Statistics: 1-30 genera (depending on genus concept), 975-1217 spp. 
		[1271 species and 14 hybrids listed]
		Remarks: This Checklist follows closely the Index of Thelypteridaceae (Kew), 
		even if the necessary combination for the genus are not available.
		Revision date: 20.07.2001 
		= Aspidiaceae subfam. Thelypteridoideae (C. Chr.) C. Reed; Phytologia 17: 254 (1968)
		= Polypodiaceae tribe Thelypterideae C. Chr.

046.0011 Cyclosorus Link; Hort. Reg. Bot. Berol. 2: 128 (1833) [s. str. Statistics: 3 spp. (s.str.) pantropical and subtropical [3 species listed]. Many authors treat Cyclosorus sensu latissimo, including many others of the Thelypteris split-genera. This leads to considerable taxonomical confusion. Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Cyclosorus Link ex Farwell; Amer. Midl. Naturalist 12. 258 (1931) = Cyclosorus subgen. Cyclosoriopsis (K.lwats.) Panigrahi; Abstr. & Souv. Nation. Symp. Curr. Trends Pterid. 4-6 October 1991: 13 (1991) = Dryopteris subgen. Cyclosorus (Link) C. Chr.; Ind. Fil. 21: (1906) = Thelypteris subgen. Cyclosoriopsis K. Iwats.; Mem. Coll. Sci. Univ. Kyoto B, 31 (1964) 28 = Thelypteris subgen. Cyclosorus (Link) Morton; Amer. Fern Jour. 53: 153 (1963) Cyclosorus interruptus (Willd.) H. Ito; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 51 (1937) 714 Trivial names: Hottentot Fern Cyclosorus lenormandii (C. Chr.) Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Bot. 10: 246 (1941) Cyclosorus striatus (Schum.) Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Bot. 10: 249 (1941) var. molundensis (Brause) comb. ined.
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For each species, information on its distribution by country and sometimes by province, region or state within a country; conservation status (where applicable), and all synonyms with publishing source (other latin names by which the species has been known) that we could find, and where applicable whether or not the given name has been verified; are available on the CDROM version of this page.

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