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Adiantum melanoleucum Willd.
Fragrant maidenhair

Family: Pteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

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.

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

Other data on Adiantum melanoleucum available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
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


All Images:

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