Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
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JK Marlow jkm150424_776
April Blount County TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Blade 3-15cm long and about 1cm wide, tapering slightly at both ends, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Emily B. Sessa ebs_atrichomanes_0239
Rachis dark purple-brown, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Tim Spira tps_atrichomanes_spray
Pinnae ~ 1/4" long, rounded or slightly oval, opposite and slightly stalked, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.
JK Marlow jkm160702_199
July Jackson County NC
Sori elongate along veins; indusia attached along one side of the sori, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.