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Adiantum tenerum Sw.
Brittle maidenhair

Adiantum tenerum
Copyright by: Keith Bradley

Family: Pteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Rare

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. Reported by John Kunkel Small in 1918 for Royal Palm Hammock.

Other data on Adiantum tenerum available from :

Adiantum tenerum has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Doubtfully Present
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native

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

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

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Adiantum tenerum
Copyright by: Keith Bradley
Adiantum tenerum
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Adiantum tenerum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011
Adiantum tenerum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2005
Adiantum tenerum
Copyright by: Keith Bradley
Adiantum tenerum
Copyright by: Keith Bradley