South Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is rare in South Florida and is primarily know from the Miami Rock Ridge, the Florida Keys and the Big Cypress. It is frequent in remnant pine rockland fragments on the Miami Rock Ridge and in the lower Florida Keys. However, it is threatened from hybridization with the invasive exotic Pteris vitatta
, yeilding Pteris x delchampsii
. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July, 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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