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Thelypteris sancta (L.) Ching
Caribbean maiden fern

Thelypteris sancta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, Greater Antilles, southern Mexico and Central America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Thelypteris sancta available from :

Thelypteris sancta has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native



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Thelypteris sancta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris sancta
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal, February 2011
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA; Enlarge
Thelypteris sancta
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal, February 2011
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA; Enlarge