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Pleopeltis astrolepis (Liebm.) E. Fourn.
Star-scale polypody

Pleopeltis astrolepis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Hooker, W.J., Greville, R.K., Icones filicum, vol. 1: t. 43 (1831) [R.K. Greville]

Family: Polypodiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Reported as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley and Woodmansee 2002), this was rediscovered in Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area in 2017 by Jim Surdick and Paul Russo while conducting surveys for the Florida Natural Areas Inventory.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Pleopeltis astrolepis available from :

Pleopeltis astrolepis has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native

Pleopeltis astrolepis has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Palm Beach County Recorded as Present in Error

Pleopeltis astrolepis has been found in the following habitat :
Slough

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Pleopeltis astrolepis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Hooker, W.J., Greville, R.K., Icones filicum, vol. 1: t. 43 (1831) [R.K. Greville]