Acrostichum aureum

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl.2: 1069. 1753

Found in FNA Volume 2.
Stems creeping or ascending, frequently branched. Leaves ± arching, 1–3 m × 12–50 cm. Rachis rounded abaxially, decidedly grooved adaxially. Pinnae 24–30(–40), usually not overlapping, 10–34 × 1.3–7 cm; proximal pinnae always distant, frequently rounded at tip; costal areoles 3 or more times longer than wide; distal 6–12 pinnae of fertile leaves bearing sporangia. Sporangia spread over abaxial surface of distal pinnae in fertile leaves; paraphyses stalked, ending with single isodiametric, irregularly lobed cell. Spores (37–)57(–72) µm diam., surface minutely tuberculate. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Sporulating all year.
Habitat: Coastal mangrove swamps, salt marshes, low hammocks, along lake and canal margins
Elevation: 0–50 m

Distribution

Fla., worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions.

Discussion

References

None.

Facts about "Acrostichum aureum"
AuthorRobert M. Lloyd +
Elevation0–50 m +
HabitatCoastal mangrove swamps, salt marshes, low hammocks, along lake and canal margins +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologySporulating all year. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAcrostichum aureum +
Taxon parentAcrostichum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 2 +