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Tectaria fimbriata (Willd.) Proctor & Lourteig
Least halbard fern

Tectaria fimbriata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Tectariaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies and Mexico (Yucatan peninsula).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently 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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Tectaria fimbriata has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Zoo Miami Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Tectaria fimbriata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Recorded as Present in Error

Tectaria fimbriata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole

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Tectaria fimbriata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Tectaria fimbriata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Tectaria fimbriata
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Tectaria fimbriata
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann