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Thelypteris opulenta (Kaulfuss) Fosberg
Jeweled maiden fern

Thelypteris opulenta
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley
Naturalized in Castellow Hammock. Click to Enlarge

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Africa and Asia; escaped from cultivation elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Thelypteris opulenta available from :

Thelypteris opulenta has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Black Creek Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized

Thelypteris opulenta has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Thelypteris opulenta has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Thelypteris opulenta
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley
Naturalized in Castellow Hammock. Click to Enlarge
Thelypteris opulenta
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley
Naturalized in Castellow Hammock. Click to Enlarge
Thelypteris opulenta
Copyright by: Jack Hahn
Thelypteris opulenta
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Miami-Dade County, Florida