Taxon: Nephrolepis exaltata (L.) Schott

Genus: Nephrolepis
Family: Nephrolepidaceae
Nomen number: 25202
Place of publication: Gen. fil. ad t. 3. 1834
Name Verified on: 28-May-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-May-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Zander ed14)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


    . exact native range obscure, probably natzd. in paleotropics


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Northern South America: French Guiana

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


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  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Hoshizaki, B. J. & R. C. Moran Fern grower's manual. Revised and expanded edition. 2001 (Fern Grow Man)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. 2004 (Ferns Mexico)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)


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