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Dicranopteris flexuosa (Schrad.) Underw.
Net fern, Drooping forked fern

Dicranopteris flexuosa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat in Clay County, Florida

Family: Gleicheniaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (scattered in Alabama and Florida), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Dicranopteris flexuosa available from :


Dicranopteris flexuosa has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Palm Beach County Native

Dicranopteris flexuosa has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Dicranopteris flexuosa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat in Clay County, Florida
Dicranopteris flexuosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton