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Small bitterroot (Sphenomeris clavata)

  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Lindsaeaceae
  • State: FL, PR, VI
  • Nature Serve ID: 134921
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

slender, glabrous rock plant with creeping rootstock numerous fronds from creeping rhizome, 2-4 dm long

Where is Small bitterroot (Sphenomeris clavata) located in the wild?


walls of sinkholes, ledges, and shaded banks, especially in pinelands



States & Provinces:

Small bitterroot can be found in Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Which CPC Partners conserve Small bitterroot (Sphenomeris clavata)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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Taxon Sphenomeris clavata
Authority (L.) Maxon
Family Lindsaeaceae
CPC Number 4239
ITIS 17718
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Sphenomeris clavata | Odontosoria clavata | Adiantum clavatum | Davallia clavata | Lindsaea clavata | Schizoloma clavatum | Stenoloma clavatum
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Ecological Relationships


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