Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.

Abotsi, Komla Elikplim, Radji, Aboudou R., Rouhan, Germinal, Dubuisson, Jean-Yves & Kokou, Kouami, 2015, The Pteridaceae family diversity in Togo, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 5078-5078: 5078

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scientific name

Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.
status

 

Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn. 

Acrostichum siliquosum  L., Pteris thalictroides  (L.) Sw., P. siliquosum  (L.) P. Beauv., P. cornuta  P. Beauv., Ceratopteris gaudichaudii  Brongn., C. cornuta  (P. Beauv.) Lepr, C. siliquosa  (L.) Copel, C. thalictroides Schelpe var. thalictroides  , C. thalictroides var. cornuta  (P. Beauv.) Schelpe

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 11963; recordNumber: 4671; recordedBy: K. Kulo; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Ceratopteristhalictroides (L.) Brongn.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Ceratopteris; specificEpithet: thalictroides; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: (L.) Brongn.; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Maritime; decimalLatitude: 6.3422222; decimalLongitude: 1.1116667; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: J.-F. Brunel; dateIdentified: /4/1978; Event: eventDate: /4/1978; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGOGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 11964; recordNumber: 60; recordedBy: K. Kokou; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Ceratopteristhalictroides (L.) Brongn.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Ceratopteris; specificEpithet: thalictroides; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: (L.) Brongn.; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Plateaux; decimalLatitude: 7.4333333; decimalLongitude: 1.4166667; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Kokou; dateIdentified: 8/11/1989; Event: eventDate: 8/11/1989; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGOGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 11965; recordNumber: 86bis; recordedBy: K. Akpagana; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Ceratopteristhalictroides (L.) Brongn.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Ceratopteris; specificEpithet: thalictroides; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: (L.) Brongn.; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Plateaux; decimalLatitude: 7.4333333; decimalLongitude: 1.4166667; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Akpagana; dateIdentified: 1982; Event: eventDate: 1982; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGOGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 11966; recordNumber: 63; recordedBy: K. Kokou; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Ceratopteristhalictroides (L.) Brongn.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Ceratopteris; specificEpithet: thalictroides; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: (L.) Brongn.; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Plateaux; decimalLatitude: 7.4333333; decimalLongitude: 1.4166667; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Kokou; dateIdentified: 8/11/1989; Event: eventDate: 8/11/1989; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGOGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 11969; recordNumber: 7677; recordedBy: J.-F. Brunel; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Ceratopteristhalictroides (L.) Brongn.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Ceratopteris; specificEpithet: thalictroides; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: (L.) Brongn.; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Plateaux; decimalLatitude: 7.4333333; decimalLongitude: 1.4166667; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: J.-F. Brunel; dateIdentified: /6/1982; Event: eventDate: /6/1977; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGOGoogleMaps 

Ecological interactions

Native status

Native

Conservation status

Least Concern

Distribution

Togo (Ecological Zones 2, 3 and 5), USA, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Ecuador, Brazil, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Australia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Ryukyu Isl., India, Andaman Isl., Nicobar Isl., Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Sulawesi, Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Oahu (I)), Fiji (I), Micronesia, Palau Isl., Southern Marianas, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, Somalia, Sudan, Congo, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ethiopia

Notes

Ceratopteris thalictroides  is an annual aquatic fern, with dimorphic pale-green fronds, irregularly pinnate. Sterile fronds are wider than the fertile fronds. They have a thin texture and are traversed by anastomosing veins. The sterile fronds have a stem of 8 to 25 cm long, ovate to deltoid lamina, 20 to 40 cm long and 7-30 cm wide, pinnate, pinnatifid or 2-3-pinnatifid, with winding lobes. The terminal segments are triangular to lanceolate, hairless. The fertile fronds have a stem of more than 40 cm long, a limb of 24-50 cm long and 12-30 cm wide, 2-4-pinnate, with linear ultimate segments of more than 4 cm long for 1-2 mm wide, glabrous. The sporangia are located along the veins. They are protected by a marginal entire pseudo-indusium, membranous, formed by the reflected margin of the lamina, with 30-70 thickened cells (Fig. 10). Ceratopteris thalictroides  usually grows in marshies and low flowing rivers.