Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1529

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on vertical faces of acidic rock outcrops in humid gorges, primarily of the Savanah River drainage, in the context of very humid escarpment gorges on relatively dry rocks, not on rocks receiving substantial seepage or spray from waterfalls, also on outcrops of Altamaha Grit in the Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - elliptic to oblanceolate
Leaves scattered along a creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Didymoglossum petersii   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichomanes petersii   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 009-01-002:
Trichomanes petersii   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Filmy Fern, Bristle Fern, Peters' Filmy Fern


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image of Didymoglossum petersii

Kay Wade    kay_ff1

January    Oconee County    SC

Petioles nearly as long as blades, per Flora of North America.

image of Didymoglossum petersii

Kay Wade    kay_ff2_2

January    Oconee County    SC

Fronds only one cell thick. Long, wiry, wide-spaced hairs along blade edges, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Didymoglossum petersii

Kay Wade    kay_ff4_2

January    Oconee County    SC

Stems covered w dark hairs: some 2-celled glandular, some elongate rhizoidlike, per Flora of North America.

image of Didymoglossum petersii

Kay Wade    kay_ff5_2

January    Oconee County    SC

Stems long-creeping, threadlike, and intertwining, bearing scattered leaves, per Flora of North America.

image of Didymoglossum petersii

Kay Wade    kay_ff6_2

January    Oconee County    SC