OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 009-02-001:
Hymenophyllum tunbridgense   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern


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image of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern

Samantha Tessel    sam101721_04351

October    Pickens County    SC

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

Somewhat resembles Vandenboschia boschiana, but differs in that...

image of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern

Samantha Tessel    sam101721_4348

October    Pickens County    SC

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

the sporangia don't extend beyond the deeply 2-lobed involucre, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern

Samantha Tessel    sam101721_4349

October    Pickens County    SC

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

The occurrence of this filmy fern in an escarpment gorge in SC is remarkable, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern

Samantha Tessel    sam101721_4350

October    Pickens County    SC

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves oblong, 2-3-pinnatifid; margins distantly dentate, per Flora of North America.

image of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern

Samantha Tessel    sam101721_4352

October    Pickens County    SC

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

Gametophytes persistent, ribbonlike, much branched [here pictured(?)], per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hymenophyllum tunbrigense

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 009-02-001:
Hymenophyllum tunbridgense   FAMILY Hymenophyllaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4481

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to South Carolina

Rare (known in North America from only one county)

Habitat: Moist rock faces in an escarpment gorge with high rainfall, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
2-3-pinnatifid

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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