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Dicranopteris flexuosa (Schrad.) Underw.
Net fern, Drooping forked fern

Dicranopteris flexuosa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal

Family: Gleicheniaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (scattered in Alabama and Florida), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Not listed

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 196-197) based on one occurrence on the bank of a canal of northwestern Palm Beach County. This site was developed in 2004, and we are treating this as possibly extirpated until thorough surveys can be conducted in the vicinity of the historical population.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Dicranopteris flexuosa available from :

Dicranopteris flexuosa has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Palm Beach County Native

Dicranopteris flexuosa has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Dicranopteris flexuosa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Dicranopteris flexuosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton