Cyathea medullaris (G.Forst.) Sw. (1801)

kingdom: Plantae phylum: Tracheophyta subphylum: Polypodiophytina class: Polypodiopsida subclass: Polypodiidae order: Cyatheales family: Cyatheaceae genus: Cyathea

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Name Status:  Preferred Name
Place of Publication:  Swartz, O.P. 1801: Genera et species filicum ordine systematico redactarum. Journal für die Botanik (Schrader) 1800(2): 1-120.
Publication Page:  94
Rank:  species
Biostatus:  New Zealand (Political Region): Wild, Indigenous, Non-endemic
Treatment Article:  Brownsey, P.J.; Smith-Dodsworth, J.C. 2000: New Zealand ferns and allied plants.Auckland, David Bateman. 168 p.
Vernacular:  Black mamaku (English)
black tree fern (English)
mamaku (English)
Māori:  katātā
kōrau
mamaku
pītau
Nomenclatural Status:  The basionym of this name is Polypodium medullare G.Forst. (1786)
Notes:  (Etymology) From the Latin medullaris (pithy), a reference to the pith of this species that was baked and eaten by Maori.
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LSID:  URN:LSID:landcareresearch.co.nz:Names:ED1E8156-2513-4F9A-BC87-A863C93A57E8