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Thelypteris sclerophylla (Poepp. ex Spreng.) C.V. Morton
Stiff star-hair fern

Thelypteris sclerophylla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida (Miami-Dade County) and the Greater Antilles.

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Thelypteris sclerophylla available from :

Thelypteris sclerophylla has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native

Thelypteris sclerophylla has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Thelypteris sclerophylla has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole

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Thelypteris sclerophylla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris sclerophylla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris sclerophylla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris sclerophylla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thelypteris sclerophylla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley