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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. Last Changed: 08-Jun-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • leather fern  (Source: Hortus 3) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • 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, Yucatan]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago
    • 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. Flora of Chiapas. (F Chiapas)
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae (Micronesica) 18:41.
  6. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F 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 Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. 2004 (Ferns Mexico)
  14. Nayar, B. K. & K. K. Geevarghese Fern flora of Malabar. (Ferns Malabar)
  15. Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji)
  16. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  17. Tryon, R. M. & R. G. Stolze 1989. Part II. (13. Pteridaceae - 15. Dennstaedtiaceae) (Ferns Peru) 22:83.
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=312513. Accessed 17 November 2018.