South Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is rare in South Florida and is primarily know from the Miami Rock Ridge, the Florida Keys and the Big Cypress. It is frequent in remnant pine rockland fragments on the Miami Rock Ridge and in the lower Florida Keys. However, it is threatened from hybridization with the invasive exotic Pteris vitatta
, yeilding Pteris x delchampsii
. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July, 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on Big Pine Key. Reported in 1931 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and rarely hammocks in the Florida Keys without specific locality data. Also reported for North Key Largo, near the relict pineland, by Karen Achor in 1977. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.