Pteris vittata L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1074 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Old World. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s). It is used as a poison and a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Azores, Baleares, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Free State, Ghana, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Santa Cruz Is., Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belgium, California, Caroline Is., Colombia, District of Columbia, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Great Britain, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Marianas, Mexico Northeast, Mississippi, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Suriname, Texas, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Chen, C.-W. & al. (2022). An annotated checklist of lycophytes and ferns of the Solomon islands. The Fern Gazette 21: 292-419.
  • Ebihara, A. (2016). The standard of ferns and lycophytes in Japan. Nihonsan shida shokubutsu hyojun zukan 1: 1-475. Gakken Plus, Tokyo.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Parris, B.S. (2020). Pteridophytes of Turkey - A revised check-list and their relationship to Europe and the West Himalaya. Indian Journal of Forestry 43: 263-284.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
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  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2021). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 3: 1-450. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Gonggrijp, S. & al. (2021). Nova Flora Neerlandica, Lycopodiopsida & Polypodiopsida: 1-275. KNVV uitgeverij.
  • Güner, A. (ed.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Florası (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 2: 1-1054. ANG Vakfı/Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi, Istambul.
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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Flora of West Tropical Africa

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  • Sp. Pl. 2 : 1074 (1753)
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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chen, C.-W. & al. (2022). An annotated checklist of lycophytes and ferns of the Solomon islands. The Fern Gazette 21: 292-419.
  • Reyes-Chávez, J., Tarvin, S. & Batke, S.P. (2021). Ferns and Lycophytes of Honduras: A new annotated checklist. Phytotaxa 506: 1-113.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.
  • Verloove, F. (2019). Manual of the Alien Plants of Belgium http://alienplantsbelgium.be.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • IUCN (2021). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-2. https://www.iucnredlist.org.
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • PROTA (2021). Plants Resources of Tropical Africa. https://prota4u.org/database/

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 17, 2007 Snow, N. [16331], Philippines K000519005 No
Mar 1, 2007 Grimes, J.W. [1535], Indonesia K000474952 No
Mar 1, 2007 Grimes, J.W. [1535], Indonesia K000474953 No
Mar 1, 2007 Grimes, J.W. [1107], Indonesia K000474954 No
Mar 1, 2007 Grimes, J.W. [1107], Indonesia K000474955 No
Sep 1, 2004 Sinaga, N.I. [1230], Indonesia K000473656 No
May 2, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6688], Indonesia K000474355 No
May 2, 1997 Sands, M.J.S. [6688], Indonesia K000474356 No
May 1, 1997 Johns, R.J. [7876], Indonesia K000474353 No
May 1, 1997 Johns, R.J. [7876], Indonesia K000474352 No
May 1, 1997 Johns, R.J. [7876], Indonesia K000474354 No
Jan 1, 1991 Native Collector [160], Malaysia K000451680 No
Jan 1, 1991 Native Collector [160], Malaysia K000451681 No
Jan 1, 1991 Holttum, R.E. [66], Papua New Guinea K000474369 No
Jan 1, 1991 Native Collector [160], Malaysia K000451679 No
Jan 1, 1991 Merrill, E.D. [167], Philippines K000448980 No
Jul 22, 1987 Du Puy, D.J. [CI 5], Christmas I. K000451656 No
Jan 1, 1985 Beaman, J.H. [9680], Malaysia K000445239 No
Jul 1, 1983 Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Malaysia K000444317 No
Jul 1, 1983 Motley, J. [156], Malaysia K000537983 No
Jul 1, 1983 Griffith, W. [s.n.], Malaysia K000444321 No
Jul 1, 1983 Ridley, H.N. [8145], Malaysia K000444323 No
Jul 1, 1983 Nur, M. [12123], Malaysia K000444324 No
Jul 1, 1983 Ridley, H.N. [7079], Malaysia K000444322 No
Jul 1, 1983 Dalhousie, C. [s.n.], Malaysia K000444319 No
Jul 1, 1983 Lobb, T. [s.n.], Malaysia K000537982 No
Jul 1, 1983 Maingay, A.C. [1765], Malaysia K000444318 No
Feb 25, 1982 Bamler, M.G. [60], Papua New Guinea K000474373 No
Feb 25, 1982 Fitzgerald, W. [6], Papua New Guinea K000492090 No
Feb 25, 1982 Womersley, J.S. [5066], Papua New Guinea K000492091 No
Feb 25, 1982 Streimann, H. [LAE52783], Papua New Guinea K000474374 No
Feb 25, 1982 Beccari, O. [s.n.], Indonesia K000474359 No
Feb 24, 1982 Broome, E. [19], Papua New Guinea K000492086 No
Feb 24, 1982 Broome, E. [19], Papua New Guinea K000492087 No
Feb 24, 1982 Anonymous [s.n.], Papua New Guinea K000492088 No
Mar 1, 1975 Anonymous [18], Indonesia K000451660 No
Jan 1, 1975 Piggott, A.G. [1220], Malaysia K000444311 No
Jan 1, 1975 Piggott, A.G. [1221], Malaysia K000444320 No
Jan 1, 1975 Soenarko, S. [268], Indonesia K000445245 No
Feb 17, 1972 Ellen, R.F. [31], Indonesia K000445258 No
May 1, 1966 Holttum, R.E. [62], Papua New Guinea K000474370 No
Jan 1, 1965 Køie, M. [1725], Papua New Guinea K000492099 No
Jan 1, 1965 Dissing, H. [2540], Papua New Guinea K000492101 No
Jan 1, 1965 Køie, M. [1564], Papua New Guinea K000492100 No
Jul 7, 1959 Quisumbing, E. [s.n.], Philippines K000448968 No
Jul 7, 1959 Quisumbing, E. [s.n.], Philippines K000448969 No
Jul 7, 1959 Quisumbing, E. [s.n.], Philippines K000448967 No
Aug 1, 1958 Jaag, O. [265], Indonesia K000451673 No
Jan 1, 1958 Borssum Waalkes, J. van [3072], Indonesia K000451663 No
Oct 1, 1953 Baumann [s.n.], Senegal K000812099 No
Feb 1, 1941 Schiffner, V.F. [P121], Indonesia K000451662 No
Mar 1, 1939 Buwalda, P. [4830], Indonesia K000474358 No
Jan 1, 1929 Endert, F.H. [5388], Indonesia K000451678 No
Ernst, A. [1106], Malaysia K000444313 No
Abdullah, A.S.bin [115], Malaysia K000444315 No
Piggott, A.G. [1411], Malaysia K000444327 No
Piggott, A.G. [2051], Malaysia K000444329 No
Gaudichaud-Beaupré, C. [s.n.], Singapore K000444331 No
Joncheere, G.J.de [1640], Indonesia K000445249 No
Iwatsuki, k. [1587], Indonesia K000451655 No
Raciborski, M. [s.n.], Indonesia K000451666 No
Vriese, W.H.de [450], Indonesia K000451671 No
Powell, D.A. [293], Christmas I. K000451672 No
Comber, H.F. [4105], Malaysia K000451674 No
Bamler, Mrs. [156], Borneo K000451676 No
Parris, B.S. [7096], Malaysia K000451682 No
Hose, G.F. [s.n.], Malaysia K000445236 No
Parris, B.S. [10703], Malaysia K000445238 No
Venning, F.E.W. [110], Malaysia K000444306 No
Edwards, P.J. [2049], Malaysia K000445242 No
Merrill, E.D. [52], Philippines K000448973 No
Vidal y Soler, S. [1867], Philippines K000448978 No
Iwatsuki, k. [P1110], Philippines K000448982 No
McGregor, R.C. [41461], Philippines K000448984 No
Moseley, H.N. [s.n.], Philippines K000475412 No
Wallich, N. [112] K000451652 No
Parris, B.S. [7796], Papua New Guinea K000474360 No
Parris, B.S. [7797], Papua New Guinea K000474361 No
Parris, B.S. [4009], Papua New Guinea K000474362 No
Streimann, H. [NGF44499], Papua New Guinea K000474363 No
Streimann, H. [NGF47870], Papua New Guinea K000474365 No
Holttum, R.E. [119], Papua New Guinea K000474368 No
Johns, R.J. [8315], Indonesia K000474350 No
Johns, R.J. [8315], Indonesia K000474351 No
Unkau, C. [084], Papua New Guinea K000492089 No
Brass, L.J. [27608], Papua New Guinea K000492093 No
Croft, J.R. [2058], Papua New Guinea K000492094 No
Croft, J.R. [2058], Papua New Guinea K000492095 No
Elmer, A.D.E. [22282], Philippines K000448971 No
Kato, M. [C4779], Indonesia K000445256 No
Parris, B.S. [10456], Malaysia K000444308 No
Edwards, P.J. [2049], Malaysia K000445243 No
Wace, N.M. [8603481], Christmas I. K000451659 No
Kato, M. [C7433], Indonesia K000445253 No
Darbyshire, P.J. [769], Papua New Guinea K000492092 No
Hennipman, E. [5892], Indonesia K000445248 No
Wace, N.M. [8603481], Christmas I. K000451658 No
Croft, J.R. [1248], Papua New Guinea K000492096 No
Cuming, H. [6], Philippines K000448966 No
Kato, M. [C4779], Indonesia K000445255 No
Elmer, A.D.E. [18090], Philippines K000448976 No
Holttum, R.E. [119], Papua New Guinea K000474367 No
Hennipman, E. [5717], Indonesia K000445251 No
Venning, F.E.W. [110], Malaysia K000444307 No
Cuming, H. [6], Philippines K000448979 No
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Philippines K000448983 No
Cope, T.A. [RBG 571], Great Britain K000914602 Yes
Clemens, M.S. [9637], Malaysia K000445241 No
Piggott, A.G. [2010], Malaysia K000444326 No
Parris, B.S. [10538], Malaysia K000444309 No
Vore de [202], Philippines K000475413 No
Iwatsuki, k. [P1110], Philippines K000448981 No
Pleyte, D.R. [812], Indonesia K000474357 No
Piggott, A.G. [2051], Malaysia K000444330 No
Kato, M. [B5493], Indonesia K000451677 No
Ernst, A. [s.n.], Malaysia K000444316 No
Topping, D.L. [555], Philippines K000448972 No
Hennipman, E. [5892], Indonesia K000445247 No
Idjan [4], Indonesia K000445257 No
Elmer, A.D.E. [18090], Philippines K000448975 No
Conklin, H.C. [893], Philippines K000448977 No
Croft, J.R. [840A], Papua New Guinea K000474364 No
Elmer, A.D.E. [6418], Philippines K000448974 No
Croft, J.R. [LAE68325], Papua New Guinea K000492098 No
Raciborski, M. [s.n.], Indonesia K000451670 No
Parris, B.S. [10703], Malaysia K000445237 No
Harris, W. [8882], Jamaica K000589357 paratype Yes
Parris, B.S. [11030], Indonesia K000445254 No
Raciborski, M. [s.n.], Indonesia K000451665 No
Comber, H.F. [4105], Malaysia K000451675 No
Kato, M. [C7433], Indonesia K000445252 No
Anderson, J.A.R. [7798], Malaysia K000445235 No
Hilleshög, S.M. [F17], Philippines K000475414 No
Croft, J.R. [1248], Papua New Guinea K000492097 No
Sinaga, N.I. [558], Indonesia K000475345 No
McGregor, R.C. [41452], Philippines K000448985 No
Edwards, P.J. [2049], Malaysia K000445244 No
Anonymous [s.n.], Indonesia K000451668 No
Clemens, J. [20755], Malaysia K000451683 No
Holttum, R.E. [31282], Malaysia K000444312 No
Piggott, A.G. [2010], Malaysia K000444325 No
Clemens, J. [20755], Malaysia K000451684 No
Edaño, G.E. [16597], Philippines K000448970 No
Darnaedi, D. [1859], Indonesia K000445246 No
Strachey, R. [4], India K000812098 No
Millett, C. [67], Indonesia K000451661 No
Yapp, R.H. [159], Malaysia K000444310 No
Stevens, P.F. [LAE50108], Papua New Guinea K000474376 No
Womersley, J.S. [NGF7865], Papua New Guinea K000474372 No
Croft, J.R. [237], Papua New Guinea K000492103 No
Kamau [646], Kenya K000696602 No
Meijer, W. [41039], Malaysia K000445240 No
Mitchell, B.A. [8412662], Christmas I. K000451657 No
Croft, J.R. [237], Papua New Guinea K000492102 No
Piggott, A.G. [1411], Malaysia K000444328 No
Beccari, O. [583], Indonesia K000451653 No
Iwatsuki, k. [685], Indonesia K000451654 No
Zollinger, H. [936], Indonesia K000451667 No
Vandenberg, J. [NGF42382], Papua New Guinea K000474375 No
Kirk, Dr. [s.n.], Comoros K000812101 No
Croft, J.R. [840B], Papua New Guinea K000474366 No
Molesworth Allen, B.E.G. [2416], Indonesia K000451664 No
Anonymous [s.n.], Indonesia K000451669 No
Croft, J.R. [1697], Papua New Guinea K000474371 No
Sinaga, N.I. [558], Indonesia K000475346 No
Abdullah, A.S.bin [117], Malaysia K000444314 No
Hennipman, E. [5717], Indonesia K000445250 No

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