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Thelypteris augescens (Link) Munz & Johnst.
Abrupt-tip maiden fern

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas), southern Mexico (Quintana Roo) and Central America (Guatemala).

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Thelypteris augescens
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Other data on Thelypteris augescens available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Thelypteris augescens has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest 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
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Grassy Waters Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Greynolds Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Okeeheelee Park Recorded as Present in Error
Zoo Miami Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Thelypteris augescens has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error


Thelypteris augescens has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp


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Thelypteris augescens
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Thelypteris augescens
Copyright by: George D. Gann