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Taxon: Asplenium australasicum (J. Sm.) Hook.

Genus: Asplenium
Family: Aspleniaceae
Nomen number: 454838
Place of publication: Fil. exot. t. 88. 1858
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • bird's-nest fern  (Source: F Aust) - English
  • helecho alemán  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (e.), Queensland (e.), Lord Howe Island]

    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Society Islands (Tahiti)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  2. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  3. León, B. 2012. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  4. León, B. et al. Los helechos ornamentales en el Perú (The ornamental ferns of Peru). 2012 (Ferns Ornam Peru)
  5. Murakami, N. et al. 1999. Molecular Taxonomic Study and Revision of the three Japanese species of Asplenium sect. Thamnopteris J. Pl. Res. 112:15-25.
  6. Yatabe, Y. et al. 2009. Patterns of hybrid formation among cryptic species of bird-nest fern, Asplenium nidus complex (Aspleniaceae), in West Malesia Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 160:42-63.

Check other web resources for Asplenium australasicum (J. Sm.) Hook. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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=454838. Accessed 22 March 2019.