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Ceratopteris species 1 [New World] . Watersprite. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Canals, swamps, ditches. Dist: Widespread in tropical and subtropical areas of America; regarded by some authors as introduced in the se. United States.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Kinosian, Pearse, & Wolf (2020a, 2020b) show that New World plants previously classified as part of C. thalictroides should be treated as a separate species, which they informally refer to as New World C. thalictroides.

Synonymy: ? Ceratopteris deltoidea Benedict – S13, Sf; < Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn. – ETx1, Fl1, FNA2, K1, K3, Meso1, Tx, TxFerns, WH3, Lin et al (2013); < Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn. ssp. thalictroides – K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)
  • Great Plains: OBL (name change)

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ceratopteris thalictroides, Becker Slough, St. Lucie County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ceratopteris thalictroides, Becker Slough, St. Lucie County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source
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