J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 182. 1868

Etymology: Greek akros, top, and poros, pore, possibly alluding to tubulose points of branches
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 572. Mentioned on page 571, 646.
Plants small, yellowish to golden yellow, glossy. Stems 1[–10] cm, not or weakly complanate-foliate, irregularly to regularly pinnate or sometimes simple. Leaves imbricate or strongly divergent, sometimes somewhat falcate, narrowly to broadly ovate-lanceolate; margins entire; apex acute to acuminate; costa double or ecostate; alar cells elongate, inflated, pigmented, walls thin, region in 1 row, middle lamella not apparent, supra-alar cells not apparently differentiated; laminal cells narrowly rhomboid to linear, smooth or rarely 1-papillose. Sexual condition autoicous [synoicous, dioicous, or phyllodioicous]. Seta 0.4–0.7 cm. Capsule erect to inclined, ovoid to cylindric; exothecial cell walls collenchymatous; operculum conic, finely rostrate.


Fla., Mexico, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia, tropical and subtropical regions, predominantly Indo-Malaysia.


Species ca. 60 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Facts about "Acroporium"
AuthorWilfred B. Schofield† +
AuthorityMitten +
DistributionFla. +, Mexico +, Central America +, South America +, Asia +, Africa +, Pacific Islands +, Australia +, tropical and subtropical regions + and predominantly Indo-Malaysia. +
EtymologyGreek akros, top, and poros, pore, possibly alluding to tubulose points of branches +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleJ. Linn. Soc., Bot. +
Publication year1868 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 892.xml +
Taxon familySematophyllaceae +
Taxon nameAcroporium +
Taxon parentSematophyllaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 28 +