OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Bommeria hispida   FAMILY Pteridaceae   Go to FSUS key


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bommeria hispida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bommeria hispida

SYNONYMOUS WITH The global flora: a practical guide to vascular plant species of the world (Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng, 2018)
Hemionitis hispida

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Bommeria hispida

 

COMMON NAME:
Copper Fern, Hispid Bommer Fern, Hairy Bommer


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image of Bommeria hispida, Copper Fern, Hispid Bommer Fern, Hairy Bommer

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbommeria_hispida

December    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaf blades small, broadly 5-sided in outline (pentagonal), per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Bommeria hispida, Copper Fern, Hispid Bommer Fern, Hairy Bommer

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbommeria_hispidab

December    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Pinnae with straight needle-like hairs on upper surface, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Bommeria hispida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bommeria hispida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bommeria hispida

SYNONYMOUS WITH The global flora: a practical guide to vascular plant species of the world (Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng, 2018)
Hemionitis hispida

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Bommeria hispida

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4213

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to southwestern US, with a disjunct population in w. SC

Rare

Habitat: Exposed rock, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen?
Blade pedately divided into 3 main segments, these deeply pinnate-pinnatifid

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes prostrate, long-creeping, often branched

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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