Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta (Filicophyta)
Class: Pteridopsida (Filicopsida)
Order: Cyatheales
Family: Dicksoniaceae

Genus: Cibotium

Cibotium Kaulfuss, Berliner Jahrb. Pharm. 21:53, 1820.

Cibotium includes both tree ferns and creeping terrestrial ferns, but generally with the rhizome above ground. The genus is centered in Hawaii with six species, while three species are in Asia and two in tropical America.

The basal chromosome count of Cibotium is n=68.

Species of Cibotium (not complete; a couple of these don't belong):

  1. Cibotium barometz (Asia)
  2. Cibotium chamissoi (Hawaii)
  3. Cibotium glaucum (n=68; Hawaii)
  4. Cibotium guatemalense (Central America)
  5. Cibotium horridum (Mexico)
  6. Cibotium menziesii (Hawaii)
  7. Cibotium regale (Mexico)
  8. Cibotium splendens (n=68)
  9. Cibotium schiedei (Tropical America)
  10. Cibotium wendlandi (Tropical America)

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