OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Vittaria appalachiana   FAMILY Pteridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vittaria appalachiana   FAMILY Vittariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vittaria appalachiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Vittaria appalachiana

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 010?:
Vittaria - "a branching, ribbon-like gametophyte, with diffuse rhizoids and linear-shaped gemmae only one cell wide, of the genus Vittaria"   FAMILY ?

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Shoestring Fern, "Appalachian gametophyte"


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image of Vittaria appalachiana, Appalachian Shoestring Fern, "Appalachian gametophyte"

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_091621gsmnp048rw2

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Vittaria appalachiana, Appalachian Shoestring Fern, "Appalachian gametophyte"

Samantha Tessel    sam101721_4353

October    Pickens County    SC

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

A ribbon-like thallus one cell thick, usually with basal & upright branches, per Vittaria appalachiana: a name for the "Appalachian Gametophyte" (Farrar & Mickel, 1991).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Vittaria appalachiana   FAMILY Pteridaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vittaria appalachiana   FAMILY Vittariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vittaria appalachiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Vittaria appalachiana

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 010?:
Vittaria - "a branching, ribbon-like gametophyte, with diffuse rhizoids and linear-shaped gemmae only one cell wide, of the genus Vittaria"   FAMILY ?

 

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4482

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Mountains, rare elsewhere

Habitat: Shaded grottoes, undersides of overhanging rock outcrops, especially in moist gorges or on spray cliffs in the vicinity of waterfalls, usually on felsic metamorphic rocks, such as mica schist, mica gneiss, granite gneiss, or metaquartzite, or on sandstone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:

A branched, ribbon-like thallus one cell in thickness, usually differentiated into basal and upright branches

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