Pteris gigantea

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Polypodiales

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Pteridoideae
Genus: Pteris
Species: Pteris gigantea



Pteris gigantea Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 5: 381 (1810).

  • Typus: Caracas, Bredemeyer (W 0061360, W 0061362).


  • Homotypic
    • Litobrochia gigantea (Willd.) C.Presl, Tent. Pterid.: 149 (1836).
  • Heterotypic
    • Pteris crassipes J.Agardh, Recens. Spec. Pter.: 59 (1839).
      • Typus: St. Vincent, L. Guilding (K 000589366).
    • Pteris hartiana Jenman, Ferns Brit. W. Ind. Guiana: 130 (1900). [accepted by POWO]
      • Original collection: Trinidad, Lunt & Alexander


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Trinidad-Tobago.
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Venezuela.
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Colombia, Ecuador.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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