Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Schizaeales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Old World Climbing Fern, Small-leaf Climbing Fern
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Chong Pott Ken, reproduced from C.E. DeVol for Flora of China foci_2_3_0154
Peggy Greb, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org bug_1355005
May climb to a height of 9 meters in trees or form thick mats at ground level, per Flora of North America.
Amy Ferriter, State of Idaho, Bugwood.org bug_1461102
Spore-bearing pinnae have lobed edges which are often curled under, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.
Peggy Greb, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org bug_2308086
Pinnae are 1-pinnate [here, a sterile pinna on left, fertile pinna on right], per Flora of North America.
Fern/Fern ally; Vine
Non-native: southeast Asia
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Deciduous in our area?
Leaves to 10m long, pinnae stalked and pinnately divided
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