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