Family Polypodiaceae, genus Pleopeltis;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Pleopeltis, 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, varens, helechos, fougeres, farnkraut.
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
050.000 Order Polypodiales
		Statistics: 9 families, 82 genera, 1996-2140 spp. 
		(2293 species and 31 hybrids listed]
		= Order Davalliales
058.0000 Family Polypodiaceae Bercht. & J.C. Presl; Prirozen. Rostlin. 1: 272 (1820) s. str.
		Statistics: 19 genera, 397-446 spp. 
		[450 species and 19 hybrids listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		Remarks: according to PCR results Polypodiaceae s. lat. is polyphyletic. 
		There are two choices: either include Grammitidaceae, Pleurosoriopsidaceae and 
		Loxogrammaceae in Polypodiaceae, or separate Drynariaceae as family, as done here.
		= Platyceriaceae Ching; Sunyatsenia 5 (1940)
		= Polypodiaceae subfam. Lepisorioideae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(3): 17 (1978) [nom. nov.
		= Polypodiaceae subfam. Pleopeltidoideae Nayar
		= Polypodiaceae tribus Aglaomorpheae Subh. Chandra; Brenesia 18: 175 (1980) 
		[without latin descr. or type, et in Fern Gaz. 12(4): 226 (1982), with latin descr. and type
		= Polypodiaceae tribus Colyseae V.G.Tu; Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 18: 29 (1981)
		= Polypodiaceae tribus Pleopelteae V.G.Tu; Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 18: 38 (1981)
058.1000 Subfamily Polypodioideae
		Remarks: many authors treat the following genera as one large genus Polypodium s. lat.
		= Tribus Polypodieae

058.1011 Pleopeltis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.; Sp. Pl. 5: 211 (1810) Statistics: 20-23 spp. mostly neotropical, very few in Africa, Pacific and Asia [25 species and 2 hybrids listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Polypodium Sect. Pleopeltis Pleopeltis angusta Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.; Sp. Pl. 5: 211 (1810) var. stenoloma (Fée) Farw.; Amer. Midl. Naturalist 12: 297 (1931) Pleopeltis astrolepis (Liebm.) E. Fourn.; Mexic. Pl. 1: 87 (1872) Trivial names: Star-scaled Polypody Pleopeltis bampsii Pichi-Serm.; Bull. Jard. Bot. Belg. 53(1-2): 200 (1983) Pleopeltis complanata (Weath.) E.A.Hooper; Amer. Fern J. 85(3): 76 (1995) Pleopeltis conzattii (Weath.) R. M. Tryon & A.F.Tryon; Rhodora 84(837): 129 (1982) Pleopeltis crassinervata (Fée) T. Moore; Index Fil. 345 (1862) Pleopeltis fallax (Schlecht. & Cham.) Mickel & Beitel; Amer. Fern J. 77(1): 21 (1987) var. margaritiferum (Christ) comb. ined. Pleopeltis fossa Moore; Gard. Chr. n. s. 18. 586 (1882) Pleopeltis fructuosa (Maxon & Weath. ex Weath.) Lellinger; Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 89: 722 (1977) Pleopeltis fuscopunctata (Hook.) R. M. Tryon & A.F.Tryon; Rhodora 84(837): 129 (1982) Pleopeltis guttata (Maxon) E.G.Andrews & Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 46 (1993) Pleopeltis kolesnikovii Tzvelev; Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 26: 10 (1989) Pleopeltis macrocarpa (Bory ex Willd.) Kaulf.; Berlin. Jahrb. Pharm. Verbundenen Wiss. 21: 41 (1820) var. laciniata Stolze; Fieldiana, Bot. 32: 143 (1993) var. trichophora (Weath.) Pichi-Serm.; Webbia 23: 189 (1968) Pleopeltis nicklesii (Tardieu) Alston; Bol. Soc. Broter. ser. 2. 30: 22 (1956) Pleopeltis panamensis (Weath.) Pichi-Serm.; Webbia 23: 189 (1968) Pleopeltis percussa (Cav.) Hook. & Grev.; Ic. Fil. t. 67 (1828) Pleopeltis pleolepis (Maxon & Copel.) Lellinger; Amer. Fern J. 74(2): 60 (1984) Pleopeltis pleopeltifolia (Raddi) Alston; Bol. Soc. Broter. ser. 2. 30: 21 (1956) Pleopeltis polylepis (Roem. ex Kunze) T. Moore; Index Fil. 348 (1862) var. erythrolepis (Weath.) T. Wendt; Amer. Fern J. 70: 9 (1980) Trivial names: Red-scaled Polypody var. interjecta (Weath.) E.A.Hooper; Amer. Fern J. 85(3): 79 (1995) Pleopeltis polypodioides (L.) E.G. Andrews & Windham; Windham, Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 46 (1993) Trivial names: Resurrection fern ssp. polypodioides (L.) E.G. Andrews & Windham; Windham, Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 46 (1993) var. minus (Fee) Weath. (1939) var. michauxiana (Weatherby) E.G. Andrews & Windham; Windham, Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 46 (1993) var. acicularis (Weath.) E.G. Andrews & Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb., 19: 46 (1993) var. burchellii (Baker) comb. ined. ssp. ecklonii (Kunze) comb. ined. Pleopeltis repanda A. R. Sm.; Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77(2): 259 (1990) Pleopeltis riograndensis (T. Wendt) E.G. Andrews & Windham; Windham, Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 46 (1993) Pleopeltis stigmatica Presl; Tent. 193 (1836) Pleopeltis thyssanolepis (A.Braun ex Klotzsch) E.G.Andrews & Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 46 (1993) Trivial names: Scaly polypody Pleopeltis tridens J. Sm.; Hist. Fil. 114 (1875) Pleopeltis x melanoneuron Mickel & Beitel; Amer. Fern J. 77(1): 25 (1987) Remarks: Pleopeltis crassinervata x Polypodium fallax Pleopeltis x sordidula (Maxon & Weath.) Mickel & Beitel; Amer. Fern J. 77(1): 21 (1987) Remarks: Pleopeltis astrolepis x Polypodium fallax
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