Family Vittariaceae, genus Polytaenium;
world species list.

By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Polytaenium, 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, fougeres, helechos, farnkraut.
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
027.000 Order Pteridales
		Statistics: 10 families, 53 genera, 1065-1300 spp. [1358 species and 42 hybrids listed]
031.0000 Family Vittariaceae Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 232 (1940)
		Trivial names: Shoestring Fern Family
		Statistics: 10 genera, 117-137 spp. [142 species listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Antrophyaceae Link; Fil. Sp. 140 (1841)
		= Antrophyaceae (Link) Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sinica 16: 11 (1978)
		= Vittariaceae Tribus Vittarieae Presl; Tent. Pterid. 164 (1836)
		= Adiantaceae subfam. Vittarioideae (C. Presl) Crabbe, Jermy & Mickel; Fern Gaz. 11: 
		154 (1975)
		= Filicaceae tribus Vittariaceae C. Presl
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

031.0006 Polytaenium Desvaux; Mem. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 218 (1827) Statistics: 9-12 spp. trop. Americas [12 species listed]. Genus is frequently treated as subgen. of Antrophyum, but PCR methods show the distinctness. Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Antrophyum subgen. Polytaenium (Desv.) Bened.; Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 34: 447 (1907) Polytaenium anetioides (Christ) Benedict; Bull. Torr. Cl. 88. 169 (1911) Polytaenium cajenense (Desv.) Benedict; Bull. Torr. Cl. 88. 169 (1911) Polytaenium chlorosporum (Mickel & Beitel) comb. ined. Polytaenium dussianum (Benedict) Benedict; Bull. Torr. Cl. 88. 169 (1911) Polytaenium feei (Schaffn. ex Fée) Maxon; Pter. Puerto Rico 405 (1926) Polytaenium guayanense (Hieron.) Alston; Kew Bull. 314 (1932) Polytaenium intramarginale (Baker ex Jenman) Alston; Mutisia 7: 9 (1952) Polytaenium jenmanii (Benedict) Benedict; Bull. Torr. Cl. 88. 169 (1911) Polytaenium lineatum (Sw.) J. Sm.; Journ. Bot. 68 (1841) Polytaenium ophioglossoides (Lellinger) comb. ined. Polytaenium quadriseriatum Benedict; Bull. Torr. Cl. 88. 170 (1911) Polytaenium urbanii (Brause) Alain; Phytologia 47(3): 168 (1980)
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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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