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Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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April Walker County GA
Blade leathery with mostly opposite pinnae: upper undivided, lower divided, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.
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April Sevier County TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Margins of fertile pinnae inrolled, sori borne beneath. No true indusium, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.