Acrostichum danaeifolium Langsd. & Fisch.

First published in Pl. Voy. Russes Monde 1: 5 (1810)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical America. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is used as a medicine and for food.

Descriptions

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia
[CPLC]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/178810/7613396

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Caribbean, Pacific. Elevation range: 0–500 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Chocó, La Guajira, Magdalena, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome massive, clothed at apex with rigid, linear, dark brown scales up to 2 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Fronds up to 4 m tall; stipes very stout, grooved, dark brown, bearing at the base a cluster of broadly linear scales up to 2.5 cm long, these with a dark brown longitudinal band in the middle and paler, retrorsely fibrillose margins Sterile fronds erect to somewhat spreading, the fertile ones taller and rigidly erect; pinnae very numerous, 20–40 or more on each side plus a terminal pinnae; tissue of sterile pinnae sometimes finely pubescent beneath; fertile pinnae of somewhat fleshy texture.
Distribution
Grand Cayman. Western Hemisphere tropics.
Ecology
In the same habitats as Acrostichum aureum, but usually much less common.
[Cayman]

Uses

Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0