|Etymology||Genus||From Greek akros (terminal) and stichos (a row)|
|Species||Golden flower; reference to plant unknown|
|Common Names||Blunt Tip Mangrove Fern, Piai Raya|
Acrostichum aureum is one of the two species of terrestrial mangrove ferns, the other being Acrostichum speciosum. The former however, has blunt tips for its sterile fronds. Its fronds are also generally longer and wider comparatively.
Large sprawling Blunt Tip Mangrove Fern at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (2020).
Blunt tip of sterile frond.
Giesen W, Wulffraat S, Zieren M & Scholten L (2006) Mangrove guidebook for Southeast Asia. RAP Publication 2006/07. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Wetlands International. Bangkok. 769 pp.