Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link

PTERIDACEAE Family selection - Maidenhair Fern family Pteridophyta (Ferns)

Taxon Page:

Name: Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Handb. Gewachse 3. 19. 1833, Domin 1928. 6, 1929. 20.
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Island goldback fern

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial


Subspecies / Varieties:
1) Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link var. gabrielae Domin
2) Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link var. subflexuosa (Domin) Proctor


Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: -
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Subclass: -
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Pityrogramma

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA (Hawaii), USA+ (PR, VI)

Distributional map for Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link
Map for Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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More species:
1) Pityrogramma chrysophylla (Sw.) Link var. subflexuosa (Domin) Proctor [241]
2) Pityrogramma pallida (Weath.) K.S. Alt & V.E. Grant [221]
3) Pityrogramma sulphurea (Sw.) Maxon [232]
4) Placynthium dubium Herre [243]
5) Plagiobothrys acanthocarpus (Piper) I.M. Johnst. [233]
6) Plagiobothrys bracteatus (Howell) I.M. Johnst. var. bracteatus [243]
7) Plagiobothrys figuratus (Piper) I.M. Johnst. ex M. Peck ssp. corallicarpus (Piper) K.L. Chambers [283]
8) Plagiobothrys leptocladus (Greene) I.M. Johnst. [227]
9) Plagiobothrys scouleri (Hook. & Arn.) I.M. Johnst. var. scouleri [240]
10) Plagiothecium curvifolium auct. Amer. [237]

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