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Adiantum melanoleucum Willd.
Fragrant maidenhair

Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012

Family: Pteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 52.

Other data on Adiantum melanoleucum available from :

Adiantum melanoleucum has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native

Adiantum melanoleucum has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Adiantum melanoleucum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole

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Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012
Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012
Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley
Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Adiantum melanoleucum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cultivated plants, population augmentation project,
Everglades National Park, Florida, 2011