The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Diplazium laffanianum (Bak.) C. Chr. (Ind. 234 1905. 1905)

Governor Laffan(’s) fern



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Asplenium laffanianum Baker (year?)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1905 (Britton, 1918)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild





Biology & Ecology










Baker, J. G. (1882). [description of Diplazium laffanianum]. Gardener's Chronicle 51: 673.

Britton, N. (1918). Flora of Bermuda. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 585 pp.

Copeland, A. and Malcolm, P. (2014). Diplazium laffanianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ( Downloaded on 17 July 2014.

From, Margaret M. (2010). Conservation Status and re-introduction of Bermuda’s Governor Laffan fern-an endangered endemic, pp. 316-318. In: Soorae, P. S. (ed.). Global Re-introduction Perspectives: Additional case-studies from around the globe. Abu Dhabi, UAE: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. xii + 352 pp. [automatic download]

Otto, Virginia. (1982). The Brink of Extinction. Fiddlehead Forum (Bulletin of the American Fern Society) 9(3): 17.

Procter, D. and Fleming, L. V. (eds.). (1999). Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories. Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Sarkis, S. (2010). Recovery plan for six fern species from Bermuda (Diplazium laffanianum (Baker) C. Chr., Goniopteris bermudiana (Baker) comb., Ctenitis sloanei (Poepp. Ex Spreng.), Asplenium heterochroum Kunze, Asplenium dentatum L., Rumohra adiantiformis (G. Forst.) J.). Department of Conservation Services, Government of Bermuda. 27 pp.


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