Details of this species in Jamaica
Source: Christenhusz & Toivonen, 2008
Arrival Date: 18th Century
Species Notes for this Location:
Angiopteris evecta is believed to have been introduced to Jamaica from Tahiti in the late 1700's to botanical gardens. It was first found naturalised at Corn Puss Gap in 1976, where it has become extremely common. It has since spread throughout the eastern half of Jamaica, where it is commonly found in the Rio Grande River Valley and throughout the Blue and John Crow Mountains. It inhabits elevations of up to 1,250 m in Portland Gap, and as far west as Fern Gully (Christenhusz & Toivonen, 2008).
Management Notes for this Location:
In 2007 it was listed as an invasive species in Jamaica with greatest concern
Threat to endangered species: It may pose a threat to the native tree-ferns and other native flora.
Last Modified: 11/05/2010 5:09:30 p.m.