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Nephrolepis x averyi C.E. Nauman
Avery’s sword fern

Family: Nephrolepidaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For specimen images, visit the Encylopedia of Life.

Other data on Nephrolepis x averyi available from :

Nephrolepis x averyi has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native

Nephrolepis x averyi has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Nephrolepis x averyi has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp