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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. Last Changed: 18-Jul-2007
Species priority site is:
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, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan]
    • 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: 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, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]
    • Mexico

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

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


References:

  1. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer) 2:133.
  5. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  6. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  7. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  8. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  9. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  10. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  11. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  12. León, B. et al. Los helechos ornamentales en el Perú (The ornamental ferns of Peru). 2012 (Ferns Ornam Peru)
  13. Mickel, J. T. Ferns for American gardens. 1994 (Ferns Amer Gard)
  14. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. 2004 (Ferns Mexico)
  15. Nayar, B. K. & K. K. Geevarghese Fern flora of Malabar. (Ferns Malabar)
  16. Proctor, G. R. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53:1-389. 1989 (Ferns PR VirgI)
  17. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  18. Tryon, R. M. & R. G. Stolze 1989. Part II. (13. Pteridaceae - 15. Dennstaedtiaceae) (Ferns Peru) 22:81.
  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. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  21. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  22. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  23. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

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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=401988. Accessed 16 November 2018.