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Collection Details

Species: Acrostichum aureum L.

Pteridaceae Acrostichum aureum L.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis, B. Wilson, L. Samson, D. Whyte, D. B. Hay, B. Barrett, D. McKnight 3333

Collection Date: 1 May 2012
Determined By: A. K. Neill
Determination Date: 29 June 2012
Institution: BRIT


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, northwest of Manatee Bay on eastern edge of Big Western Swamp. Southernmost ginger hole in this area.

DD Latitude: 17.857

DD Longitude: -76.9823

Coordinate uncertainty: 4 m

Min. Elevation: 7.1 m


Habitat Description: "Ginger hole," a pothole-sinkhole in limestone with brackish water surrounded by arid limestone scrub.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Colonizing fern, with a thick and solid population covering entire floor/wet area of ginger hole. Fronds 2 m tall, with 0.6 m rachis and section with pinnae 1.2-1.4 m. ~20 non fertile pinnae below, ~7 fertile pinnae above, dark reddish brown with spores.

Max. Height: 2 m

Local Name: Ginger

Habit: herb

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen