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Neurodium lanceolatum

Neurodium lanceolatum (L.) Fée

Ribbon Fern

Polypodiaceae (Polypody family)

Synonym(s): Paltonium lanceolatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 18 inches long, on short creeping stems.


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Epiphytic in hammocks and mangrove swamps, on subacidic to circumneutral substrates.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Neurodium lanceolatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Neurodium lanceolatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Neurodium lanceolatum


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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