Family Woodsiaceae, genus Woodsia;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Woodsia, 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.
041.000 Order Athyriales
		Statistics: 6 families, 54 genera, 1782-2215 spp. [2362 species and 88 hybrids listed]
044.0000 Family Woodsiaceae (Diels) Herter; Rev. Sudam. Bot. 9: 14 (1949) s. str.
		Statistics: 1 genus, 35 spp. [40 species and 5 hybrids listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Dryopteridaceae Tribus Woodsieae Diels; 1899

044.0001 Woodsia R. Br.; Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 158 (1810) Statistics: ca. 35 spp. north-temperate, some south-temperate America and 4 spp. American tropics [40 species and 5 hybrids listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Acrolysis Nakai; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 89. 176 (1925) = Cheilanthopsis Hieron.; Notizbl. Berlin 7: 406 (1920) = Eriosoriopsis (Kitag.) Ching & S.H.Wu in S.H.Wu & Ching; Fern Fam. & Gen. China: 402 (1991) = Hymenocystis C.A. Meyer; Verz. Pl. Cauc. 229 (1831) = Petrinia Hooker; Spee. Fil. 1. 62 (1844) = Physematium Kaulfuss; Flora 12: 341 (1829) = Preslia Opiz sec Milde; Fil. Eur. 164 (1867) = Protowoodsia Ching; Lingnan Sci. Jour. 21: 36 (1945) = Trichocyclus Dulac; Fl. Dept. Haute-Pyrenees 31 (1867) [nom. superfl. Woodsia alpina (Bolton) Gray; Nat. arr. br. pl. 2: 17 (1821) Trivial names: Alpen-Wimperfarn, Alpine Cliff Fern Woodsia andersonii (Bedd.) Christ; Mém. Soc. Bot. France 1: 45 (1905) Woodsia angolensis Schelpe; Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 3(1): 53 (1976) Woodsia cinnamomea Christ; Bull. Géogr. Bot. Mans 122 (1906) Woodsia cochisensis Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 54 (1993) Woodsia cycloloba Hand.-Mazz.; Symb. Sin. 6: 19. t. 1. f. 5 (1929) Woodsia elongata Hook.; Sp. Fil. 1: 62. t. 21 c (1844) Woodsia fragilis (Trevir.) Moore; Ind. CI (1857) Woodsia glabella R. Br. ex Rich.; Franklin, Narr. Journey Polar Sea 754 (1823) ssp. glabella R. Br. ex Rich.; Franklin, Narr. Journey Polar Sea 754 (1823) Trivial names: Nordischer Wimperfarn, Smooth Cliff Fern ssp. asplenioides (Rupr.) Stepanov; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 47 (1993) ssp. pinnatifida (Fomin) Stepanov; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 47 (1993) Woodsia hancockii Bak.; Ann. Bot. 5: 196 (1891) Woodsia ilvensis (L.) R. Br.; Trans. Linn. Soc. London 11: 173 (1815) Trivial names: Südlicher Wimperfarn, Rostroter Wimperfarn, Rusty Cliff Fern var. taigichensis Stepanov; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 48 (1993) Woodsia indusiosa Christ; Not. syst. 1. 44 (1909) Woodsia kangdingensis H.S. Kung, L.B. Zhang & X.S. Guo (1995) Woodsia lanosa Hook.; Syn. Fil. 47 (1866) Woodsia macrochlaena Mett. ex Kuhn; Journ. Bot. 270 (1868) Woodsia manchuriensis Hook.; 2 Cent. t. 98 (1861) Woodsia microsora Kodama; Matsum., Ic. Pl. Koisik. 8. 101 t. 196 (1927) Woodsia mollis (Kaulf.) J. Sm.; J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 191 (1842) Trivial names: Mexican Cliff Fern Woodsia montevidensis (Spreng.) Hier.; Engl. Jahrb. 22: 363 (1896) var. burgessiana (Gerr. ex Hook. Bak.) Schelpe Woodsia neomexicana Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 52 (1993) Trivial names: New Mexican Cliff Fern Woodsia oblonga Ching & S.H.Wu; Fl. Tsinlingensis 2: 221 (1974) Woodsia obtusa (Spreng.) Torr.; New York State Rep. Geol. Survey 195 (1840) Trivial names: Blunt-lobed Cliff Fern ssp. obtusa (Spreng.) Torr.; New York State Rep. Geol. Survey 195 (1840) ssp. occidentalis Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 56 (1993) Woodsia okamotoi Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 7: 185 (1938) Woodsia oregana D. C. Eaton; Canad. Naturalist & Quart. J. Sci., n.s. 2: 90 (1865) Trivial names: Western Cliff Fern ssp. oregana D. C. Eaton; Canad. Naturalist & Quart. J. Sci., n.s. 2: 90 (1865) ssp. cathcartiana (B.L. Robinson) Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 58 (1993) Woodsia philippsii Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 52 (1993) Trivial names: Philipps's Cliff Fern Woodsia pilosa Ching; Fl. Tsinlingensis 2: 222 (1974) Woodsia plummerae Lemmon; Bot. Gaz. 7: 6 (1882) Trivial names: Plummer's Cliff Fern Woodsia polystichoides Eat.; Proc. Amer. Acad. 4: 110 (1858) Woodsia pseudo-ilvensis Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 5: 251 (1936) Woodsia pubescens Spreng.; Nova Acta 10: 233, t. 16. f. 5-7 (1821) Woodsia pulchella Bertol.; Fl. Ital. Crypt. 1: 111 (1858) Trivial names: Zierlicher Wimperfarn Woodsia pusilla Fourn.; Bull. Soc. Fr. 27: 329 (1880) Woodsia rosthorniana Diels; Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 29: 187 (1900) Woodsia saitoana Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 5: 250 (1936) Woodsia scopulina D. C. Eaton; Canad. Naturalist & Quart. J. Sci., n.s. 2: 91 (1865) Trivial names: Mountain Cliff Fern ssp. scopulina D. C. Eaton; Canad. Naturalist & Quart. J. Sci., n.s. 2: 91 (1865) ssp. laurentiana Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 59 (1993) ssp. appalachiana (T.M.C. Taylor) Windham; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 58 (1993) Woodsia shensiensis Ching; Sinensia 8. 141 (1932) Woodsia sinica Ching; Sinensia 8. 145 (1932) Woodsia stenophylla Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. 40. 212 (1229) Woodsia subcordata Turcz.; Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscou 5: 206 (1823) var. kitadakensis (Ohwi) Ohwi; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 30(1-3): 100 (1979) Woodsia subintermedia Tzvelev; Sosud. Rast. Sovet. Dal'nego Vostoka 5: 83 (1991), nom. nov. Woodsia x abbeae Butters; Amer. Fern Journ. 31: 18 (1941) Remarks: Woodsia ilvensis x Woodsia scopulina Woodsia x gracilis (Lawson) Butters; Amer. Fern Journ. 31: 15 (1941) Remarks: Woodsia alpina x ilvensis Rosend. Woodsia x kansana R.E.Brooks; Amer. Fern J. 72(3): 81 (1982) Remarks: Woodsia obtusa x oregana var. oregana Woodsia x maxonii Tryon; Amer. Fern Journ. 38: 169 (1949) Remarks: Woodsia oregana var. cathcartiana x Woodsia scopulina Woodsia x tryonis Boivin; Nat. Canad. 93: 273 (1966) Remarks: Woodsia ilvensis x Woodsia glabella
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