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Tectaria x amesiana A.A. Eaton
Ames' halberd fern

Tectaria x amesiana
Copyright by: John Kunkel Small
from Ferns of Florida, 1931 (public domain)

Family: Tectariaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Lithophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Apparenly endemic to South Florida, although both parents are in the Bahamas and Cuba.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: HYB

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: This was a naturally occurring hybrid between T. coriandrifolia and T. fimbriata.

Other data on Tectaria x amesiana available from :

Tectaria x amesiana has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Hattie Bauer Hammock Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Tectaria x amesiana has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Tectaria x amesiana has been found in the following habitat :
Sinkhole

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Tectaria x amesiana
Copyright by: John Kunkel Small
from Ferns of Florida, 1931 (public domain)