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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro

ostrich fern

Synonym(s): Matteuccia pensylvanica, Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica, Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pubescens, Onoclea struthiopteris, Onoclea struthiopteris var. pensylvanica, Pteretis nodulosa, Pteretis pensylvanica
Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)
Image ID: 12575
Image by: Cressler, Alan M.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: MAST
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-07-02

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: MATTE
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Matteuccia
GENUS AUTHORITY: Todaro
GENUS COMMON: Ostrich fern
GENUS SUMMARY: A monotypic genus, north temperate in distribution. Two other species formerly included in Matteuccia (or sometimes in Onoclea) are either better treated in the genus Pentarhizidium Hayata (Gastony & Ungerer 1997), or else the genera Pentarhizidium, Matteucia, and Onocleopsis should be united into Onoclea (Christenhusz, Zhang, & Schneider 2011). The members of the family store starch in their expanded and persistent petiole bases.
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GENUS REFERENCES: Johnson in FNA (1993b); Xing, Wang, & Kato in FoC (2013); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: DRYOPT
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Dryopteridaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Ching 1965
FAMILY COMMON: Wood-fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Fern

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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
995 1985-0691 View
3901 1992-0048 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1875 995 145 Liloia 1985-05-03 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: MAST
USDA Common Name: Ostrich Fern
Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AK, CT, DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FAC FACW

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Dryopteridaceae Ching 1965 (Wood-fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Matteuccia Todaro (Ostrich fern)
SUMMARY: A monotypic genus, north temperate in distribution. Two other species formerly included in Matteuccia (or sometimes in Onoclea) are either better treated in the genus Pentarhizidium Hayata (Gastony & Ungerer 1997), or else the genera Pentarhizidium, Matteucia, and Onocleopsis should be united into Onoclea (Christenhusz, Zhang, & Schneider 2011). The members of the family store starch in their expanded and persistent petiole bases.
REFERENCE: Johnson in FNA (1993b); Xing, Wang, & Kato in FoC (2013); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Matteuccia struthiopteris in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Matteuccia struthiopteris in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Matteuccia struthiopteris in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Matteuccia struthiopteris in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Matteuccia struthiopteris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Matteuccia struthiopteris

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 12575
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 12575

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