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Hand Fern (Cheiroglossa palmata)

  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Ophioglossaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 133876
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Categories of Interest: Ferns
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Hand Fern (Cheiroglossa palmata) located in the wild?

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Hand Fern can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Hand Fern (Cheiroglossa palmata)?

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Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Globally widespread, although status in Asia and Latin America is unknown.

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Taxon Cheiroglossa palmata
Authority (L.) C. Presl
Family Ophioglossaceae
CPC Number 3014
ITIS 17209
Duration Perennial
Common Names hand fern
Associated Scientific Names Ophioglossum palmatum | Cheiroglossa palmata var. malgassica | Cheiroglossa palmata
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S2
Ecological Relationships


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