Family Acrostichaceae, genus Acrostichum;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Acrostichum, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
027.000 Order Pteridales
		Statistics: 10 families, 53 genera, 1065-1300 spp. [1358 species and 42 hybrids listed]
027.0000 Family Acrostichaceae Mett. ex Frank; Syn. Pflanzenkd. (Leunis) ed. 2, 3: 
		1458 (1877)
		Statistics: 2 genera, 8 spp. [8 species listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Pteridaceae subfam. Ceratopteridoideae (J. Smith) R. Tryon; Amer. Fern J. 76: 
		184 (1987)
		= Pteridaceae Tribus Ceratopterideae J. Smith; Hist. Fil. 170 (1875)
		= Parkeriaceae Hooker; Exot. Fl. 2: t. 147 (1825)
		= Ceratopteridaceae Underw.; 1900
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

027.0001 Acrostichum L.; Sp. Pl. 2: 1067 (1753) Trivial names: Leather Ferns Statistics: 3 spp. tropical / warm-temperate worldwide [3 species listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Chrysodium Fée; Acrost. (Mem. Fam. Foug. 2): 33, 97 (1845) [nom. superfl. Acrostichum aureum L.; Sp. Pl. 2: 1069 (1753) Acrostichum danaeifolium Langsd. & Fisch.; Pl. Voy. Russes Monde 1: 5, plate 1 (1810) Acrostichum speciosum Willd.; Linn. Sp. Pl. 5: 117 (1810)
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For each species, information on its distribution by country and sometimes by province, region or state within a country; conservation status (where applicable), and all synonyms with publishing source (other latin names by which the species has been known) that we could find, and where applicable whether or not the given name has been verified; are available on the CDROM version of this page.

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