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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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.

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1931. Collected once in 1964 on Ramrod Key by Derek Burch and George N. Avery (558, FLAS). For more information, see IRC's species account.

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Hypolepis repens has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock

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