Family Gleicheniaceae, genus Sticherus;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Sticherus, 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.
014.0000 Family Gleicheniaceae (R. Br.) C. Presl; Rel. Haenk. 1: 70 (1825)
		Trivial names: Forking Fern Family
		Statistics: 5 genera, 124-130 spp. [139 species listed]
		= Dicranopteridaceae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sinica 3: 94 (1954)
		= Gleicheniaceae subfamily Stromatopteridoidae Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus. Tokyo 29: 32 (1950)
			= Stromatopteridaceae (Nakai) Bierhorst; Phytomorphology 18(2): 263 (1968)
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

014.0002 Sticherus C. Presl; Tent. Pteridogr. 51 (1836) Statistics: 60-65 spp. pantropical / austral, few in Africa / Madagascar [68 species listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Dicranopteris Und.; Bull. Torr. Bot. Cl. 34 (1907) 249 [p. p., non Bernh. = Gleichenia subgen. Mertensia Hooker; Spec. Fil. 1: 4 (1844) = Mertensia Willd.; Kongl. Vet. Ak. Nya Handl. 25 (1804) 163 [p. p., non Roth (1797) = Mesosorus Hassk.; Fil. Jav. 1 (1856) 2 [p. p. Sticherus bibreae (Mett. ex Kuhn) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 282 (1940) Sticherus bifidus (Willd.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 282 (1940) Sticherus blepharolepis (Sod.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 282 (1940) Sticherus bolanicus (Rosenst.) Copel.; Philip. J. Sc. 75 (1941) 352 Sticherus brackenridgei (Fourn.) St. John; Occ. Pap. Bishop Mus. 17: 81 (1942) Sticherus brassii (C. Chr.) Copel.; Philip. Journ. Sc. 76: 357 (1941) Sticherus brevipubis (Christ) A. R. Sm.; Amcr. Fern J. 70(1): 27 (1980) Sticherus compactus (Christ) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 15 (1950) Sticherus cryptocarpus (Hook.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 282 (1940) Sticherus cundinamarcensis (Hieron.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 15 (1950) Sticherus cunninghamii (Hew. ex Hook.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 283 (1940) Sticherus erectus (C. Chr.) Copel.; Philip. J. Sc. 75 (1941) 353 Sticherus farinosus (Kaulf.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 283 (1940) Sticherus flabellatus (R. Br.) H. St. John; Occ. Pap. Bish. Mus. 17 (1942) 81 Trivial names: Umbrella fern, Waekura, Tapuwae kotuku var. compactus (C. White & Goy) D. A. Smith; N. Queensl. Naturalist 14(80): 6 (1946) Sticherus flagellaris (Bory ex Willd.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 283 (1940) ssp. flagellaris (Bory ex Willd.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 283 (1940) Trivial names: Shiny Fan fern, Umbrella fern ssp. tomentosus (Reimers) Verdc.; Fl. Trop. E-Africa, Gleicheniaceae (2000) [nom. illeg., non S. tomentosus (Cav. ex Sw.) A. R. Sm. Sticherus furcatus (L.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 283 (1940) Sticherus gnidioides (Mett. in Triana & Planch.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 18 (1950) Sticherus gracilis (Mart.) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 27 (1947) Sticherus hastulatus (Rosenst.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 18 (1950) Sticherus hirtus (Bl.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5 (1940) 203 (err. hirsutus) var. amoenus (Alderw.) comb. ined. var. paleaceus (Bak.) Parris var. candidus (Rosenst.) Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sc. Mus. Tokyo n. 29 (1950) 19 var. amboinensis (Alderw.) comb. ined. var. virescens (Hieron.) Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sc. Mus. Tokyo n. 29 (1950) 19 var. lanuginosa (Alderw.) comb. ined. var. paleaceus (Baker) Parris; Parris, R.S.Beaman & Beaman, Pl. Mt. Kinabalu, 1. Ferns & Fern Allies: 61 (1992) Sticherus hispidus (Mett. ex Kuhn) Copel.; Gen. Fil (1947) 27 Sticherus hypoleucus (Sod.) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 28 (1947) Sticherus impressus (Parris) Parris; Parris, R.S.Beaman & Beaman, Pl. Mt. Kinabalu, 1. Ferns & Fern Allies: 61 (1992) Sticherus inflexus Pichi-Serm.; Webbia 27: 397 (1972) publ. (1973) Sticherus intermedius (Bak.) Chrysler; Amer. Journ. Bot. 31: 483 (1944) Sticherus jamaicensis (Underw.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 20 (1950) Sticherus lechleri (Mett. ex Kuhn) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 21 (1950) Sticherus leonis (Maxon) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 21 (1950) Sticherus litoralis (Phil.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 21 (1950) Sticherus lobatus Wakef.; Vict. Nat. 60: 110. f.1 (1943) Trivial names: Spreading Fan fern Sticherus loheri (Christ) Copel.; Gen. Fil (1947) 27 var. major (Holtt.) Parris; Parris, R.S.Beaman & Beaman, Pl. Mt. Kinabalu, 1. Ferns & Fern Allies: 61 (1992) Sticherus longipes (Fée) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 27 (1947) Sticherus longipinnatus (Hook.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 283 (1940) Sticherus maritimus (Hieron.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 22 (1950) Sticherus milnei (Bak. in Hook. & Bak.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 284 (1940) Sticherus montaguei (Compton) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 23 (1950) Sticherus nigropaleaceus (Sturm) Prado & Lellinger; Amer. Fern Journ. 86(3): 98-101 (1996) Sticherus nudus (Moritz ex Reichardt) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 23 (1950) Sticherus oceanicus (Kuhn) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 284 (1940) Sticherus orthocladus (Christ) Chrysler; Amer. Journ. Bot. 31: 483 (1944) Sticherus owhyhensis (Hook.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 284 (1940) Sticherus pallescens (Mett.) Vareschi; Fl. Venezuel. 1: 180 (1969) Sticherus palmatus (Underw.) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 28 (1947) Sticherus paulistanus (Rosenst.) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 27 (1947) Sticherus penniger (Mart.) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 27 (1947) Sticherus pseudoscandens (Alderw.) Copel.; Philip. J. Sc. 75 (1941) 356 Sticherus pteridellus (Christ) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 28 (1947) Sticherus pulcher Copel.; Philip. J. Sc. 75 (1941) 355, pl. 4 Sticherus quadripartitus (Poir. in Lam.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 284 (1940) Sticherus reflexipinnula (C. Chr.) Copel.; Philip. J. Sc. 75 (1941) 355 Sticherus remotus (Kaulf.) Chrysler; Amer. Journ. Bot. 31: 483 (1944) Sticherus retroflexus (Bornm. ex Christ in Bornm. & Christ) Copel.; Gen. Fil. 28 (1947) Sticherus revolutus (H.B.K.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 285 (1940) Sticherus rubiginosus (Mett. in Triana & Planch.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 28 (1950) Sticherus simplex (Desv.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 285 (1940) Sticherus squamulosus (Desv.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 28 (1950) var. gunckeliana (Looser) comb. ined. Sticherus subflagellaris (Christ in Wetts.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 285 (1940) Sticherus tahitensis (Copel.) St. John; Occ. Pap. Bishop Mus. 17: 82 (1942) Sticherus tener (R. Br.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 285 (1940) Trivial names: Silky fan fern Sticherus tepuiensis A. R. Sm.; Ann. Nlissouri Bot. Gard. 77(2): 253 (1990) Sticherus tomentosus (Cav. ex Sw.) A. R. Sm.; Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77(2): 255 (1990) Sticherus trifurcans (Fée) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 285 (1940) Sticherus truncatus (Willd.) Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sc. Mus. Tokyo n. 29 (1950) 20 var. bracteata (Bl. ex Hook. & Baker) comb. ined. var. plumaeformis (Nakai) comb. ined. var. involuta (Holtt.) comb. ined. var. celebica (Holtt.) comb. ined. Sticherus tuberculatus (Mett. ex Kuhn) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 30 (1950) Sticherus umbraculifer (Kunze) Ching; Sunyatsenia 6: 285 (1940) Sticherus underwoodianus (Maxon) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 31 (1950) Sticherus urceolatus M. Garrett & Kantvilas; Muelleria 11: 103 (1998) Sticherus vestitus (Blume) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 285 (1940)
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