Monographs Details: Gleichenia
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Gleicheniaceae
Scientific Name:Gleichenia
Description:Distribution and Ecology - A pantropical genus of about 110 species, ofwhich three have been found in Puerto Rico.

Discussion:

Type Species. Gleichenia polypodioides (Linnaeus) J. E. Smith, based on Onoclea polypodioides Linnaeus, of South Africa.

Essential generic description as indicated in the key.

The generic name commemorates Baron W . F. von Gleichen (1717-1783), a German writer on natural history.

Distribution:Puerto Rico South America|