Family Blechnaceae, genus Woodwardia;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Woodwardia, 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.
041.000 Order Athyriales
		Statistics: 6 families, 54 genera, 1782-2215 spp. [2362 species and 88 hybrids listed]
043.0000 Family Blechnaceae (C. Presl) Copeland; Gen. Fil. 155 (1947)
		Statistics: 8 genera, 197-228 spp. [241 species and 5 hybrids listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Stenochlaenaceae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 18 (1978)
043.1000 Subfamily Blechnoideae
		= Blechnaceae Tribus Blechneae Presl; 1851

043.1001 Woodwardia J.E. Smith; Mém. Acad. Turin 5: 411 (1793) Trivial names: Chain Ferns Statistics: 13-14 spp., widespread in northern hemisphere, south to Costa Rica, W-Indonesia, mainly E-Asia, America (4-5) [14 species and 3 hybrids listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Anchistea C. Presl; Epim. Bot. 71 (1851) = Chieniopteris Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sinica 9: 37 (1964) = Lorinseria C. Presl; Epim. Bot. 72 (1851) Woodwardia areolata (L.) Moore; Index Fil. 45 (1857) Trivial names: Netted Chain Fern Woodwardia auriculata Bl.; Enum. 196 (1828) Woodwardia biserrata Presl; Rel. Haenk. 1. 53 (1825) Woodwardia cochinchinensis Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. 2. 7 (1931) Woodwardia fimbriata J. E. Smith; Rees, Cycl. 38(76) (1818) Trivial names: Giant Chain Fern Woodwardia harlandii Hook.; Fil. Exot. t. 7 (1867) Woodwardia japonica (L. f.) Sm.; Mem. Ac. Turin 6. 411 (1793) Woodwardia kempii Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. Bot. 8. 280 (1908) Woodwardia magnifica Ching & P. S. Chiu; P. S. Chiu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 12: 247 (1974) Woodwardia martinezii Maxon ex Weath.; Amer. Fern Journ. 39: 88 (1949) Woodwardia orientalis Sw.; Schrad. Journ. Bot. 1800 (2): 76 (1801) Trivial names: Oriental Chain fern Woodwardia radicans (L.) Sm.; Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. (Turin) 5: 412 (1793) Trivial names: European Chain fern Woodwardia spinulosa M. Martens & Galeotti; Nouv. Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 15(5): 64 (1842) Trivial names: Mexican Chain fern Woodwardia virginica (L.) Sm.; Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. (Turin) 5: 412 (1793) Trivial names: Virginia Chain Fern Woodwardia x intermedia Christ; Bull. Boiss. II. 4. 618 (1904) Woodwardia x izuensis Kurata; J. Geobot. 13: 10 (1964) Remarks: Woodwardia orientalis x unigemmata Woodwardia x semicordata Mickel & Beitel; Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 46: 403 (1988) Remarks: Woodwardia martinezii x spinulosa
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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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