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Ctenitis sloanei (Poepp. ex Spreng.) C.V. Morton
Florida tree fern, Red-hair comb fern

Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles), Mexico, Central America and South America.

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NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Ctenitis sloanei has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native

Ctenitis sloanei has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Ctenitis sloanei has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ctenitis sloanei
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Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ctenitis sloanei
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley