OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Pelazoneuron kunthii   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thelypteris kunthii   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Christella normalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Cyclosorus kunthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-06-004:
Thelypteris kunthii   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Thelypteris normalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern


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image of Pelazoneuron kunthii, Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern

Keith Bradley    kab_t_kunthii_72799

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Blade lanceolate, pinnae long-oblong, both with long tapering tips, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Pelazoneuron kunthii, Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern

JK Marlow    jkm190423_7578

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Unexpectedly found in a quarried granite "wall" cozied up to Netted Chain Fern.

image of Pelazoneuron kunthii, Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern

Will Stuart    wil_4819342939_9ae5c20bf6

July    Mecklenburg County    NC

In cultivation

Veins and midveins very long-hairy beneath. Indusia peltate, kidney-shaped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Pelazoneuron kunthii, Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern

Will Stuart    wil_4819988454_47a3eb2f92

July    Mecklenburg County    NC

In cultivation

Sori medial. Indusia peltate, kidney-shaped, hairy, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Pelazoneuron kunthii, Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern

Will Stuart    wil_4819994498_5dce3ab382

July    Mecklenburg County    NC

In cultivation

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Pelazoneuron kunthii   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thelypteris kunthii   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Christella normalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Cyclosorus kunthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-06-004:
Thelypteris kunthii   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Thelypteris normalis

 

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1504

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of SC & GA (naturalized elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it on coquina limestone (marl) outcrops, calcareous bluffs and sinkhole slopes, also adventive on and around coquina limestone (marl) riprap around small bridges and ditches and in suburban forests, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
1-pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in two short rows on a short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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