The subspecies is endemic to peninsular Florida. The species is native to peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
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Florida bristle fern was listed as a Federal candidate under the Endangered Species Act in 2009, and listed as Endangered in November, 2015. For more information, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species Profile
Reported by John Kunkel Small in 1918 for Royal Palm Hammock
. See also IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 64.
Synonyms: Trichomanes punctatum
Poir. subsp. floridanum