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Pteris cretica L.
Cretan brake

Pteris cretica
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal

Family: Pteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Greater Antilles (Jamaica), Mexico, Central America, South America, Old World tropics and Old World temperate regions; naturalized in Florida and scattered other locations in the United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Pteris cretica available from :

Pteris cretica has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Sadowski Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized


Pteris cretica has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Pteris cretica
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Pteris cretica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Pteris cretica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Pteris cretica
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr