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Hypolepis repens (L.) C. Presl
Creeping bramble fern

Hypolepis repens
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Family: Dennstaedtiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (not Jamaica), Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Assumed to be Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 81-82) based on a single collection in 1964 from Ramrod Key by George N. Avery. Cultivated plants of either Hypolepis barringtonii or Hypolepis repens (see below) may be present in South Florida in botanical gardens or private collections.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Formerly Cultivated

Comments: Florida material has been described as a Florida endemic (Schwartsburd 2018, Weakley 2022, Wunderlin et al. 2023), Hypolepis barringtonii, which is a generally smaller plant with fewer prickles than Hypolepis repens in the narrow sense.

Other data on Hypolepis repens available from :

Hypolepis repens has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Recorded as Present in Error

Hypolepis repens has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Hypolepis repens has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Hypolepis repens
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