Cyathea fulgens

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Cyathea fulgens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Cyatheales
Family: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Cyathea
Subgenus: Cyathea
Section: Alsophila
Species: C. fulgens
Binomial name
Cyathea fulgens
C. Christensen, 1937
Synonyms
  • Nephelea fulgens (C. Christensen) Gastony, 1973
  • Alsophila fulgens (C. Christensen) Conant, 1983

Cyathea fulgens is a species of tree fern native to Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola. It forms part of the complex centered on Cyathea woodwardioides comprising six very similar taxa from the Greater Antilles. The other five species are Cyathea crassa, Cyathea grevilleana, Cyathea portoricensis and Cyathea tussacii. Large and Braggins (2004) note that this group is known to cross with members of the Cyathea minor complex. In the wild, C. fulgens also forms hybrids with Cyathea brooksii.

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