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Phlebodium aureum (L.) J. Sm.
Golden polypody

Phlebodium aureum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Polypodiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. Reported by John Kunkel Small in 1918 for Royal Palm Hammock.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1931 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and "palmettos in pinelands" in the Florida Keys. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys.

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Phlebodium aureum has been reported from the following 7 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Phlebodium aureum has been reported for the following 7 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole


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Phlebodium aureum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Phlebodium aureum
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Phlebodium aureum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Phlebodium aureum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Phlebodium aureum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton