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Thelypteris interrupta (Willd.) K. Iwats.
Interrupted maiden fern, Hottentot fern

Thelypteris interrupta
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (Louisiana and Florida), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Thelypteris interrupta has been found in the following 48 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Thelypteris interrupta has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Thelypteris interrupta has been found in the following 10 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Baygall
Depression Marsh
Dome Swamp
Floodplain Forest
Floodplain Swamp
Mesic Hammock
Strand Swamp
Swale
Wet Flatwoods

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Thelypteris interrupta
Copyright by: George D. Gann