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Thelypteris reptans (J.F. Gmel.) C.V. Morton var. reptans
Creeping star-hair fern

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

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Thelypteris reptans var. reptans has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native

Thelypteris reptans var. reptans has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Thelypteris reptans var. reptans has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole

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Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris reptans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley