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Acrostichum aureum

Acrostichum aureum L.

golden leather fern

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACAU3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acrostichum aureum
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GENUS: Acrostichum
FAMILY CODE: PTERID

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PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
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GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 1
VINE: 0

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NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACAU3
USDA Common Name: Golden Leatherfern
Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
Distribution: USA (FL, HI), USA+ (PR, VI)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL*

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acrostichum aureum
COMMON NAME: Golden Leather Fern
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K3, WH3]
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Pteridaceae E.D.M. Kirchner 1831 (Maidenhair Fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 40 genera and about 1000 species. Here circumscribed to include Vittariaceae (see Smith et al. 2006). This family may be further subdivided, into families Adiantaceae (Adiantum, Vittaria), Sinopteridaceae (Myriopteris, Notholaena, Astrolepis, Pellaea), Cryptogrammaceae (Cryptogramma), Pteridaceae (Pteris), and Parkeriaceae (Acrostichum, Ceratopteris).
REFERENCE: Grusz & Windham (2013); Lellinger (1985); Windham in FNA (1993b); Tryon, Tryon, & Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Crane (1997). {add for FL: Acrostichum aureum, Adiantum melanoleucum, Adiantum villosum, Pityrogramma trifoliata, Pteris bahamensis, Pteris grandifolia, Pteris plumula}
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Acrostichum Linnaeus 1753 (Leather Fern)
SUMMARY: A genus of 3 species, pantropical.
REFERENCE: Lloyd in FNA (1993b).
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Acrostichum aureum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acrostichum aureum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Acrostichum aureum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Acrostichum aureum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Acrostichum aureum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acrostichum aureum

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