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Thelypteris hispidula (Decne.) C.F. Reed var. versicolor
(R.P.St. John) Lellinger
Hairy maiden fern

Thelypteris hispidula
Copyright by: Gil Nelson

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and Cuba.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor available from :

Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Assumed to be Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Reported
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native

Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Recorded as Present in Error
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Mesic Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Thelypteris hispidula
Copyright by: Gil Nelson