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Common name

English: Golden Leather Fern

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2564)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (46)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (35)

      Order: Polypodiales (34)

        Family: Pteridaceae (7)

          Genus: Acrostichum (2)

            Epithet: aureum L.(2)

Synonyms: Acrostichum guineense Gaudich., Acrostichum inaequale Willd., Chrysodium aureum (L.) Mett., Chrysodium inaequale (Willd.) Fée, Chrysodium vulgare Fée

aureum => of golden colour, golden yellow

guineense => from Guinea (West-Africa)

inaequale => unequal, dissimilar

vulgare => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: helophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Acrostichum aureum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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