Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as critical imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 188-190) based on one occurrence on private property in Warwick Hammock, Miami-Dade County. It is still extant there and no new records are known.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Historically, most common in Brickell Hammock just south of downtown Miami (Small 1931
). For a history of Biscayne spleenwort in South Florida through 2002, see account in IRC's Rare Plants of South Florida
, page 188, or click on IRC's Species Account below.
For additional images by Jose Luis Perez Calo of a plant cultivated by Jennifer Possley of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, click here