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Dennstaedtia bipinnata (Cav.) Maxon
Bipinnate cuplet fern

Dennstaedtia bipinnata
Copyright by: Bruce Holst

Family: Dennstaedtiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 76-77) based on two collections from near Lake Okeechobee in 1926 and 1947. No other records from South Florida are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida page (Chafin 2000). For more images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Dennstaedtia bipinnata available from :

Dennstaedtia bipinnata has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Dennstaedtia bipinnata has been found in the following habitat :
Mesic Hammock

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Dennstaedtia bipinnata
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
Dennstaedtia bipinnata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton