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Tectaria incisa Cav.
Incised halberd fern

Tectaria incisa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Broward County, Florida

Family: Tectariaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and South America; naturalized and invasive in South Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Tectaria incisa has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Black Creek Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Harden Hammock Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized

Tectaria incisa 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

Tectaria incisa has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Tectaria incisa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Broward County, Florida