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Taxon: Pteris vittata L.

 
Genus: Pteris
Family: Pteridaceae
Nomen number: 401988
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1074. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Chinese brake  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Chinese ladder brake  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • ladder brake  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; pollution control (for arsenic accumulation fide J Environ Qual 31:1671-1675. 2002) pollution control (for arsenic accumulation fide J Environ Qual 31:1671-1675. 2002)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen [Socotra]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Zanzibar), Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Gansu Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Xizang Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia]

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: United States [Northern Mariana Islands]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: British Indian Ocean Terr [Diego Garcia]

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Hungary
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, District of Columbia]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]
    • Mexico

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, Palau, United States [Guam]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina


References:

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  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  4. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. 2:133.
  5. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  6. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  7. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  8. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  9. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  10. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  11. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  12. León, B. et al. 2012. Los helechos ornamentales en el Perú (The ornamental ferns of Peru) Note: Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima. Peru, and Museo de Historia Natural U.N.M.S.M.
  13. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith. 2004. The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054.
  14. Mickel, J. T. 1994. Ferns for American gardens Macmillan Publishing Company.
  15. Nayar, B. K. & K. K. Geevarghese. 1993. Fern flora of Malabar.
  16. Proctor, G. R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53:1-389.
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  19. Tu, C. et al. 2002. Arsenic accumulation in the hyperaccumulator Chinese brake and its utilization potential for phytoremediation. J. Environm. Qual. 31:1671-1675.
  20. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  21. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  22. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  23. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?401988. Accessed 23 July 2019.