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Your search found 1 taxon in the family ?, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Common Name: Appalachian Shoestring Fern, "Appalachian gametophyte"
Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Vittaria appalachiana FAMILY: Pteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vittaria appalachiana FAMILY: Vittariaceae
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vittaria - "a branching, ribbon-like gametophyte, with diffuse rhizoids and linear-shaped gemmae only one cell wide, of the genus Vittaria" 010? FAMILY: ?
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
Uncommon in Mountains, rare elsewhere
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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