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Asplenium serratum L.
Bird's-nest fern, wild birdnest fern

Family: Aspleniaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Asplenium serratum
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Other data on Asplenium serratum available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asplenium serratum has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Asplenium serratum has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native


Asplenium serratum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp


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Asplenium serratum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Asplenium serratum
Copyright by: George D. Gann