Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
See herbarium specimens at the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Learn more about Southern Wood-fern from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
Southern Wood-fern, Southern Shield Fern
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Emily B. Sessa ebsdludoviciana_4686
Sori round and medial, on pinnae of upper half of fertile blade only, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Emily B. Sessa ebsdludoviciana_4703
A elliptic-lanceolate blade, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Emily B. Sessa ebsdludoviciana_4715
Its genome forms half of the genome of the tetraploids D. cristata & D. celsa, per Weakley's Flora.
Emily B. Sessa ebsdludoviciana_4731
Rachis is grooved, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.