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Tectaria heracleifolia (Willd.) Underw.
Broad halbard fern

Tectaria heracleifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Tectariaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (peninsular Florida, Texas), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. Reported by John Kunkel Small in 1918 for Royal Palm Hammock.

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Tectaria heracleifolia has been found in the following 18 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native

Tectaria heracleifolia has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

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

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Tectaria heracleifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Tectaria heracleifolia
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Tectaria heracleifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tectaria heracleifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton