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Psilotum nudum (L.) P. Beauv.
Whisk-fern

Psilotum nudum
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Psilotaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

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: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1931. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys.

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Psilotum nudum has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated




Psilotum nudum has been reported for the following 5 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole


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Psilotum nudum
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Psilotum nudum
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Psilotum nudum
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Psilotum nudum
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Psilotum nudum
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Psilotum nudum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton