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Macrothelypteris torresiana (Gaudich.) Ching
Mariana maiden fern

Macrothelypteris torresiana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World tropics; naturalized elsewhere, including the southeastern United States and the West Indies.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

Other data on Macrothelypteris torresiana available from :

Macrothelypteris torresiana has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Macrothelypteris torresiana has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Macrothelypteris torresiana has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Mesic Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Macrothelypteris torresiana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton