The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Dryopteris ascensionis (Hook.) Kuntze



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1889 (1976?)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Green Mountain area, Ascension Island












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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2009. Data extracted from notes accompanying collection of herbarium specimens. Accessed 2009. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.