Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4110

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it to be epiphytic on the old leaf bases of Sabal palmetto and in crotches and crevices of other trees, particularly Quercus virginiana, and rarely terrestrial on calcareous soils or masonry, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnatifid
Leaves scattered along a creeping stem

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phlebodium aureum   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlebodium aureum   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phlebodium aureum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Polypodium aureum

 

COMMON NAME:
Goldfoot Fern, Golden Polypody


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Keith Bradley    kab_p_aureum_05916

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

Frond 40-90cm long; blade w 4-9 pr of pinnae, the terminal one to 30cm long, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.