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
  • 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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Taxon Thelypteris patens
Authority (Sw.) Small ex R. St. John
Family Thelypteridaceae
CPC Number 44660
ITIS 17263
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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