Pteridium esculentum (G.Forst.) Cockayne

First published in Rep. Bot. Surv. Tongariro Natl. Park: 34 (1908)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to S. Pacific, S. Tropical America. It is a rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Chatham Is., China Southeast, Colombia, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Guyana, Hainan, Jawa, Kermadec Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Australia, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tasmania, Tonga, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Chen, C.-W. & al. (2022). An annotated checklist of lycophytes and ferns of the Solomon islands. The Fern Gazette 21: 292-419.
  • Loc, P.K. & al. (2019). A checklist of pteridophytes collected on Cham Chu mountains and adjacent sites. Journal of Biology. Hanoi, Vietnam 41: 75-89.
  • Plunkett, G.M., Ranker, T.A., Sam, C. & Balick, M.J. (2022). Towards a checklist of the vascular flora of Vanuatu. Candollea 77: 105-118.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Pteridium esculentum.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Braithwaite, A.F. [2170] Vanuatu K001765108 Yes
Forster, G. [s.n.] French Polynesia K000913944 Unknown Type Material Yes
Woodhams, J. [224] New Zealand K:SPC-65033.000 No
Forster, G. [s.n.] French Polynesia K000913943 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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