Galapagos Species Checklist

Cyathea weatherbyana

(C.V. Morton) C.V. Morton

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Pteridophyta
Class Pteridopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Cyatheaceae
Genus Cyathea

Cyathea weatherbyana  (C.V. Morton) C.V. Morton


English common name: Galápagos tree fern

Spanish common name: helecho arbóreo

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Hemitelia weatherbyana fide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010). In Stewart (1911) as Hemitelia multiflora, Svenson (1938) as Hemitelia aff. subcaesia fide Wiggins & Porter (1971)

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 29 Aug 2017


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  • En

    Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.

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  • EnQ
    Questionable Endemic
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IUCN Status

Considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Endangered - Considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.


Galapagos island groups: Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Santiago.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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