Acta Biológica Colombiana
Print version ISSN 0120-548X
TOBAR-VARGAS, ALEXANDRA and GAVIO, BRIGITTE. First Record of Pteridium caudatum (DENNSTAEDTIACEAE) in Old Providence Island, Colombia. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.1, pp. 225-232. ISSN 0120-548X.
We report for the first time the presence of the invasive fern Pteridium caudatum (L.) Maxon Old Providence Island, Colombia. The species was found as an ornamental plant in house backyards, as well as in the wild in the locality The Peak, the best preserved area of the island. We discuss the ecological implications associated to the presence of this species.
Keywords : braken; Caribbean Colombia; introduced species; Old Providence island.