OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Hymenophyllaceae, Filmy Fern family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Grotto-felt, Appalachian Trichomanes, Weft Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Crepidomanes intricatum   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trichomanes intricatum   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trichomanes - "a filamentous gametophyte" 009-01-?   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

 

Habitat: On ceilings or back walls of grottoes, especially in humid gorges or near or behind waterfalls

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Filmy-fern, Appalachian Bristle Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Vandenboschia boschiana   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trichomanes boschianum   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trichomanes boschianum 009-01-001   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

 

Habitat: On rock outcrops, usually vertical or overhanging, usually in deeply shaded grottoes receiving seepage or spray from waterfalls

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Filmy-fern, Bristle Fern, Peters' Filmy Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Didymoglossum petersii   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trichomanes petersii   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trichomanes petersii 009-01-002   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

 

Habitat: On vertical faces of acidic rock outcrops in humid gorges (in sw. NC, nw. SC, and ne. GA, primarily of the Savannah River drainage), in the context of the very humid escarpment gorges on relatively dry rocks, not on rocks receiving substantial seepage or spray from waterfalls, also on outcrops of Altamaha Grit in the Coastal Plain, on tree bark (especially Magnolia grandiflora and Fagus grandifolia) in swamps and hammocks (in FL, LA, and MS), and on chert around limestone sinkholes (in FL)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Gorge Filmy-fern, Taylor's Filmy-fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Hymenophyllum tayloriae   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hymenophyllum tayloriae   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hymenophyllum - "a branching ribbon-like gametophyte with marginal rhizoids and small, ovate, plate-like gemmae several cells wide" 009-02-?   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

 

Habitat: Spray cliffs near waterfalls, permanently moist ceilings of grottoes in escarpment gorges with high rainfall

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Tunbridge Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Hymenophyllum tunbrigense   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hymenophyllum tunbrigense   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hymenophyllum tunbridgense 009-02-001   FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae

 

Habitat: Moist rock faces in an escarpment gorge with high rainfall

Rare (known in North America from only one county)

Native to South Carolina

 


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