Pteris laevis

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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 laevis



Pteris laevis Mett., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 15: 67 (1861).

  • Lectotype (designated by Brownlie 1969: 171): New Caledonia, Bois des montagnes à Balade, 1855, Vieillard 1560 (P 00610509)


  • Heterotypic
    • Pteris subundulata Rosenst., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 73 (1910).
      • Typus: Nova Caledonia: in silves montis Koghis, 600 m alt., 1 Nov 1909, I. Franc 1404 (isotype: US 00048796).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Pacific
    • Regional: Southwestern Pacific
      • New Caledonia.

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



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