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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Vittariaceae, Shoestring Fern family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Shoestring Fern, "Appalachian gametophyte"

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Vittaria appalachiana   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vittaria appalachiana   FAMILY: Vittariaceae

Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vittaria - "a branching, ribbon-like gametophyte, with diffuse rhizoids and linear-shaped gemmae only one cell wide, of the genus Vittaria" 010?   FAMILY: ?


Habitat: Shaded grottoes, undersides of overhanging rock outcrops, especially in moist gorges or on spray cliffs in the vicinity of waterfalls, usually on felsic metamorphic rocks, such as mica schist, mica gneiss, granite gneiss, or metaquartzite, or on sandstone

Uncommon in Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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