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Pteris tripartita Sw.
Giant brake

Pteris tripartita
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Broward County, Florida

Family: Pteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Short Lived Perennial

Native Range: Old World tropics; naturalized in peninsular Florida and the New World tropics.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Pteris tripartita has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Peck Lake Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Woodmont Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Pteris tripartita has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Pteris tripartita has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Baygall
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Mesic Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Pteris tripartita
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Broward County, Florida