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Asplenium platyneuron (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Ebony spleenwort

Family: Aspleniaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Central and eastern North America and southern Africa.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 58.


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Asplenium platyneuron
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Asplenium platyneuron available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asplenium platyneuron has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Asplenium platyneuron has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Asplenium platyneuron has been found in the following habitat :
Prairie Hammock


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Asplenium platyneuron
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Asplenium platyneuron
Copyright by: John Kunkel Small
from Ferns of Florida, 1931 (public domain)