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Angiopteris evecta (Madagascar tree fern; oriental vessel fern; mule's foot)

Synonyms: Angiopteris acrocarpa; Angiopteris affinis; Angiopteris alata; Angiopteris albidopunctulata; Angiopteris amboinensis; Angiopteris ankolana; Angiopteris aphanosorus; Angiopteris arborescens; Angiopteris aurata; Angiopteris badioneura; Angiopteris beecheyana; Angiopteris brongniartiana; Angiopteris canaliculata; Angiopteris cartilagidens; Angiopteris caudata; Angiopteris commutata; Angiopteris cumingii; Angiopteris cupreata; Angiopteris dregeana; Angiopteris elongata; Angiopteris erecta; Angiopteris evanidostriata; Angiopteris evecta var. vaupelii; Angiopteris hellwigii; Angiopteris intricata; Angiopteris lasegueana; Angiopteris lauterbachii; Angiopteris leytensis; Angiopteris longifolia; Angiopteris lorentzii; Angiopteris mekongensis; Angiopteris miqueliana; Angiopteris naumannii; Angiopteris norrisii; Angiopteris novocaledonica; Angiopteris oldhamii; Angiopteris palauensis; Angiopteris polytheca; Angiopteris prostiana; Angiopteris similis; Angiopteris uncinata; Callipteris heterophylla; Danaea evecta; Lomaria pedunculata; Myriotheca arborescens; Polypodium evectum

Wikipedia Abstract

Angiopteris evecta, commonly known as the Giant Fern, is a rare plant occurring in eastern and northern Australia. Also found growing in nearby islands such as New Guinea and various places in Polynesia and Melanesia. Listed as endangered in New South Wales, where it has been recorded growing in sub tropical rainforest, in the valley of the Tweed River. It is an invasive species in Hawaii and Jamaica. Angiopteris evecta is the type species of the genus Angiopteris.
View Wikipedia Record: Angiopteris evecta

Infraspecies

Invasive Species

Angiopteris evecta is a fern native to Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia, and New Guinea that has established invasive populations in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. It is known to establish dense stands that displace and shade out native plants and reduce biodiversity in ecosystems.
View ISSG Record: Angiopteris evecta

Attributes

Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Fern

Predators

Spilosoma vandepolli[3]

Distribution

Oceania;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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