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Taxon: Acrostichum aureum L.

 
Genus: Acrostichum
Family: Pteridaceae
Nomen number: 312513
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1069. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 08-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • leather fern  (Source: Hortus 3) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Guinea, Mauritania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Ryukyu Islands]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Northern Territory]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, Palau, United States [Guam, Northern Mariana Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Breedlove, D. E., ed. 1981-. Flora of Chiapas.
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  5. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. Micronesica 18:41.
  6. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  8. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  11. Lellinger, D. B. 1989. The ferns and fern-allies of Costa Rica, Panama, and the Chocó (Part 1: Psilotaceae through Dicksoniaceae). Pteridologia 2A:181.
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  13. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith. 2004. The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054.
  14. Nayar, B. K. & K. K. Geevarghese. 1993. Fern flora of Malabar.
  15. Parham, J. W. 1972. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed.
  16. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  17. Tryon, R. M. & R. G. Stolze. 1989. Part II. (13. Pteridaceae - 15. Dennstaedtiaceae). Pteridophyta of Peru. Fieldiana, Botany new ser. 22:83.
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.

Check other web resources for Acrostichum aureum L. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=312513. Accessed 18 August 2019.