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Taxon: Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott

 
Genus: Nephrolepis
Family: Nephrolepidaceae
Nomen number: 25201
Place of publication: Gen. fil. ad t. 3. 1834
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-May-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • giant sword fern  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatan]

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Nauru

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Parana (s.)]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust) 445.
  8. Hoshizaki, B. J. & R. C. Moran Fern grower's manual. Revised and expanded edition. 2001 (Fern Grow Man)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  11. Johns, R. J. Pteridophytes of Tropical East Africa. 1991 (Ferns TE Afr)
  12. Merlin, M. D. & J. O. Juvik 1992. Relationships among native and alien plants on Pacific islands with and without significant human disturbance and feral ungulates (Alien Pl Invasions) 616.
  13. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. 2004 (Ferns Mexico)
  14. Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji) 43.
  15. Proctor, G. R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53:265.
  16. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  17. Tryon, R. M. et al. 1993. Part V. (18. Aspleniaceae - 21. Polypodiaceae) (Ferns Peru) 32:51-52.
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25201. Accessed 14 November 2018.