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Taxon: Pteris vittata L.

Genus: Pteris
Family: Pteridaceae.
Nomen number: 401988
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1074. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 21-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Jul-2007
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Chinese brake   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Chinese ladder brake   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • ladder brake   (Source: F NAmer ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Eur Gard F)
  • Environmental: pollution control   (for arsenic accumulation fide J Environ Qual 31:1671-1675. 2002)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen - Socotra
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania [incl. Pemba, Zanzibar]; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Thailand
    Malesia: Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Northern Mariana Islands

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    North Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr - Diego Garcia
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Hungary
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    Mexico
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Micronesia; Palau
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. 1937–. Conspectus florae angolensis.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. 2:133.
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51.; v. 56. 1987
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • León, B. et al. 2012. Los helechos ornamentales en el Perú (The ornamental ferns of Peru).
  • Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith. 2004. The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054.
  • Mickel, J. T. 1994. Ferns for American gardens.
  • Nayar, B. K. & K. K. Geevarghese. 1993. Fern flora of Malabar.
  • Proctor, G. R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53:1-389.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Tryon, R. M. & R. G. Stolze. 1989. Part II. (13. Pteridaceae - 15. Dennstaedtiaceae). 22:81 In: Tryon, R. M. & R. G. Stolze, eds., Pteridophyta of Peru. Fieldiana, Botany new ser. 22:81.
  • Tu, C. et al. 2002. Arsenic accumulation in the hyperaccumulator Chinese brake and its utilization potential for phytoremediation. J. Environm. Qual. 31:1671–1675.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
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