The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Anogramma ascensionis (Hook.) Diels

Ascension Island parsley fern



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1958

Rediscovered in July 2009

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Ascension Island


Biology & Ecology










Ashmole, P. and Ashmole, M. 2000. St Helena and Ascension Island: a natural history. Anthony Nelson, Oswestry, UK.

Baker, Katie et al. (2014). Rescue, ecology and conservation of a rediscovered island endemic fern (Anogramma ascensionis): ex situ methodologies and a road map for species reintroduction and habitat restoration. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 174(3): 461-477.

Cronk, Q.C.B. 1980. Extinction and survival in the endemic flora of Ascension Island. Biological Conservation 17(3): 207-219.

Cronk, Q.C.B. 2000. The Endemic Flora of St. Helena. Anthony Nelson Publishers, Oswestry, UK.

Duffey, E. 1964. The terrestrial ecology of Ascension Island. Journal of Applied Ecology 1: 219-251.

Gray, A., Gardner, S., Kirk, L., Robinson, P., Smölka, Z. and Webster, L. 2000. The status and distribution of the endemic vascular flora of Ascension Island. Unpublished Report.

Gray, A., Pelembe, T. and Stroud, S. 2005. The conservation of the endemic vascular flora of Ascension Island and the threats from alien species. Oryx 39(4): 1-6.

Lambdon, P.W., Stroud, S., Gray, A., Niissalo, M., Renshaw, O. and Sarasan, V. 2010. Anogramma ascensionis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 07 May 2015.

Packer, J.E. 2002. A concise guide to Ascension Island. South Atlantic Ascension Heritage Society, Georgetown.

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


<< Back to the Polypodiidae (Leptosporangiate Ferns) database