CPC Plant Profile: Grid-scale Maidenfern
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Grid-scale Maidenfern (Thelypteris patens)

Thelypteris patens in habitat, Miami-Dade County. Photo Credit: J. Possley
Description
  • Global Rank: G5 - Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Thelypteridaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 136035
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/07/2021

Lithophytic, trunked fern to 1.5 meters tall.

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Widespread (Greater and Lesser Antilles, Trinidad and continental tropical America from Mexico to Argentina) and common. Lellinger (1985) lists one historical escape in Florida.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Thelypteris patens
Authority (Sw.) Small ex R. St. John
Family Thelypteridaceae
CPC Number 44660
ITIS 17263
USDA THPA5
Common Names gridscale maiden fern
Associated Scientific Names Thelypteris patens var. patens | Thelypteris patens
Distribution South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. 
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S1
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