OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pteris multifida   FAMILY Pteridaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pteris multifida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 010-06-001:
Pteris multifida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pycnodoria multifida

 

COMMON NAME:
Spider Brake, Wall Fern, Huguenot Fern


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image of Pteris multifida, Spider Brake, Wall Fern, Huguenot Fern

Keith Bradley    kab_pteris_multifida_0276

January    Richland County    SC

Three Rivers Greenway

Each leaf has 3-7 pr of pinnae: the basal, at least, with lobes or divisions, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pteris multifida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pteris multifida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 010-06-001:
Pteris multifida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pycnodoria multifida

 

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1170

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native: Tropics

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on old walls with lime mortar, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Divided pedately below & pinnately above into 5-7 long narrow segments
Leaves clustered on a short erect rhizome

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizome slender

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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