Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
BRACKEN
Pteris aquilina L; Western Brackenfern
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
_  Plantae @ I_GSJW (7)

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia macrospora @ BPI (11)

Pestalotia pteridis @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Macrosiphum ( @ NCSU (5); AMNH_PBI (4)

Mastopoda pteridis @ NCSU (7)

Sitobion ( @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Aulographaceae  Aulographum filicinum @ BPI (1)
Bertiaceae  Bertia moriformis @ BPI (1)
Braconidae  Aphidius ( @ AMNH_PBI (10)

Ephedrus ( @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Cicadellidae  Colladonus flavocapitatus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Colladonus holmesi @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Corticiaceae  Corticium filicinum @ BPI (1)
Cryptomycetaceae  Cryptomyces pteridis @ 669175B (1); BPI (16); 669175A (1)

Cryptomyces @ 040311B (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium leptospermum @ BPI (2)

Gloeosporium necans @ BPI (3)

Gloeosporium obtegens @ BPI (5)

Gloeosporium pteridis @ 395453B (1); 395453A (1); BPI (45)

Marssonina necans @ BPI (3)

Mollisia arenula @ BPI (9)

Mollisia pteridina @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis aquilina @ BPI (1)

Phomopsis fischeri-eduardi @ 358491B (1); 358491A (1); BPI (1)
Dothideaceae  Dothidea pteridis @ 866745B (1)

Monographos aspidiorum @ BPI (11)

Scirrhia aspidiorum @ BPI (1)
Helotiaceae  Cyathicula cyathoidea @ BPI (1)

Heteropatella alpina @ 392554A (1); 392554B (1)

Micropodia pteridina @ BPI (1)

Pezizella aspidiicola @ BPI (2)

Pezizella chrysostigma @ BPI (1)
Hyaloscyphaceae  Dasyscyphus pteridis @ 661966B (1); 661966A (1); 661966C (1)

Microscypha grisella @ BPI (1)

Trichopeziza pulverulenta @ BPI (1)

Urceolella carestiana @ BPI (1)
Leptopeltidaceae  Leptopeltis aquilina @ 872603A (1)
Lophiostomataceae  Lophiosphaera lophospora @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Monalocoris filicis @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora pteridis @ BPI (1)

Didymella lophospora @ BPI (2)

Mycosphaerella aquilina @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella prominula @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella @ 602256A (1); 602256B (1)

Ramularia obtegens @ BPI (1)

Septoria aquilina @ BPI (10)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium pteridis @ 452751A (1); 452752A (1); 452751B (1); BPI (1); 452752B (1)

Fusidium pteridis @ BPI (3)
Nidulariaceae  Nidula niveotomentosa @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria aquilina @ BPI (2)
Phyllachoraceae  Catacauma flabellum @ BPI (4)

Phyllachora flabella @ BPI (7)

Phyllachora pteridis @ 866745A (1); BPI (22)

Phyllachora @ BPI (2)
Pucciniastraceae  Uredinopsis aspera @ BPI (19)

Uredinopsis hashiokai @ BPI (2)

Uredinopsis hirosakiensis @ BPI (1)

Uredinopsis kameiana @ BPI (21)

Uredinopsis macrosperma @ BPI (71); 040311A (1)

Uredinopsis mirabilis @ BPI (50)

Uredinopsis pteridis @ BPI (65)

Uredinopsis virginiana @ BPI (51)
Rhytismataceae  Leptostroma aquilinum @ BPI (1)

Leptostroma filicinum @ BPI (5)

Leptostroma litigiosum @ BPI (2)

Leptostroma myriospermum @ BPI (1)

Leptostroma pteridis @ 391234B (1); BPI (17); 391236B (1); 391236C (1); 391234A (1); 391236A (1)

Melasmia imitans @ BPI (1)

Thyriostroma pteridis @ BPI (1)
Sclerotiniaceae  Valdensia heterodoxa @ BPI (1)
Stictidaceae  Stictis radiata @ BPI (2)
Tricholomataceae  Helotium cremeum @ BPI (2)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium deciduum @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochyta necans @ BPI (2)

Ascochyta pteridis @ BPI (14)

Camarographium stephensii @ BPI (2)

Camarosporium pteridis @ BPI (2)

Chalara brachyspora @ BPI (1)

Chalara pteridina @ BPI (2)

Cryptomycella pteridis @ BPI (2)

Cryptomycina pteridis @ BPI (20)

Cryptosporina pteridis @ BPI (1)

Dothithyrella litigiosa @ BPI (1)

Fumago vagans @ BPI (1)

Fusicolla pteridis @ BPI (1)

Leptopeltella filicina @ 872603B (1); BPI (2)

Leptosporella filicina @ BPI (1)

Leptostromella aquilina @ BPI (6)

Leptostromella filicina @ BPI (1)

Leptothyrium litigiosum @ BPI (8)

Metopolophium dirhodum @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Rhopographus filicinus @ BPI (2)

Septogloeum septorioides @ BPI (1)

Sphaeriostromella aquilina @ BPI (2)

Sphaeriostromella pteridina @ 392498A (1); 392497B (1); 392498B (1); BPI (2); 392497A (1)

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 Phylum Pteridophyta  
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 Family Dennstaedtiaceae  
 Genus Pteridium  
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Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
western brackenfern

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General Information
Symbol: PTAQ
Group: Fern
Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   N
HI   N
L48   N
SPM   N
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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Dennstaedtiaceae – Bracken Fern family
Genus Pteridium Gleditsch ex Scop. – brackenfern
Species Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn – western brackenfern

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Pteridium aquilinum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Pteridium aquilinum</i>
(L.) Kuhn var. <i>
decompositum</i>
(Gaudich.) R. Tryon
Pteridium aquilinum var. decompositum
decomposition brackenfern Distribution of <i>
Pteridium aquilinum</i>
(L.) Kuhn var. <i>
latiusculum</i>
(Desv.) Underw. ex A. Heller
Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum
western brackenfern Distribution of <i>
Pteridium aquilinum</i>
(L.) Kuhn var. <i>
pseudocaudatum</i>
(Clute) A. Heller
Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum
western brackenfern Distribution of <i>
Pteridium aquilinum</i>
(L.) Kuhn var. <i>
pubescens</i>
Underw.
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
hairy brackenfern

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Pteridium aquilinum bracken bracken fern This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

Wetland Status

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Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Related Websites
Arizona: abstract & image of western bracken (Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens) (PTAQ)
Encyclopedia of Life Species Abstract (PTAQ)
NY-Cornell University: Poisonous Plant Databases (images) (PTAQ)

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