Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2659

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it on rock outcrops, usually vertical or overhanging, usually in deeply shaded grottoes receiving seepage or spray from waterfalls, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate-pinnatifid to bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves spaced along a creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vandenboschia boschiana   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichomanes boschianum   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 009-01-001:
Trichomanes boschianum   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Filmy Fern, Bristle Fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trbo_001_lvd

        

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Tricia Kyzer    tkz_20180116_161228_158

January        SC

Pinnae much-dissected, irregularly cut or lobed, blunt-tipped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Tricia Kyzer    tkz_20180116_161228_159

January        SC

Translucent fragile fronds only 1 cell thick to use light more efficiently, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Jim Fowler    jaf_tboschianum01

May    Rabun County    GA

Fronds often dense and overlapping, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Jim Fowler    jaf_tboschianum02

May    Rabun County    GA

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Jim Fowler    jaf_tboschianum03

May    Rabun County    GA

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Tricia Kyzer    tkz_20171219_055438_280

December        SC

Habitat: Deeply shaded moist non-calcareous rocks, crevices and cave mouths, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Vandenboschia boschiana

Tricia Kyzer    tkz_20171219_062410_158

December        SC

Fronds borne singly in rows. Lax, arching or pendent. Rachis green, winged, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.