General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Herbaceous fern growing directly on limestone rock. Fronds 3-6 inches in length.
Fronds pendent. Spreads and forms small colonies.
Miami-Dade County; West Indies and southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula).
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Constantly moist limestone rock.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light shade to moderate shade.
There are no flowers; the plants reproduce by spores.
Can be grown with difficulty from spores.
It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.