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This species is accepted, and its native range is Caribbean, Colombia to N. Venezuela.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

Native to:

Colombia, Dominican Republic, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Elaphoglossum ambiguum (Mett. ex C.Chr.) Alston appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2018 Fendler, A. [284], Venezuela K000544033
Fendler, A. [283], Venezuela K000501546 Unknown type material

First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 48: 234 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Matos, F.B., Labiak, P.H. & Moran, R.C. (2019). The decursivum group of Elaphoglossum sect. Polytrichia (Dryopteridaceae): non-subulate species nested in an otherwise subulate-scaled clade Annals from the Missouri Botanical Garden 104: 400-428. MBG press.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Matos, F.B., Labiak, P.H. & Moran, R.C. (2019). The decursivum group of Elaphoglossum sect. Polytrichia (Dryopteridaceae): non-subulate species nested in an otherwise subulate-scaled clade Annals from the Missouri Botanical Garden 104: 400-428. MBG press.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0