Pityrogramma sulphurea

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Pityrogramma sulphurea (Sw.) Maxon

Adiantaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Polypodiidae
Ordo:
Parkeriales

Pityrogramma sulphurea, commonly known as Jamaica gold fern, is a perennial.

Naming

Pityrogramma sulphurea was already described and the name validly published by Olof or Olavo Swartz. It was William Ralph Maxon, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1913.

Taxonomy

Pityrogramma sulphurea is a species in the genus Pityrogramma which contains approximately 22 to 98 species and belongs to the family of the Pteridaceae (Brake Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Pityrogramma sulphurea is evergreen. The leaves are basal. They are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Pityrogramma sulphurea is native to the West Indies and is naturalized in Sri Lanka.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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