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Asplenium verecundum Chapman ex Underwood. Modest Spleenwort, Delicate Spleenwort. Hab: Moist limestone outcrops, grottoes, and sinkholes. Dist: Endemic to FL, from n. and Panhandle FL (Columbia, Jackson, Liberty, Taylor counties) southward (Wunderlin & Hansen 2004) and also in Cuba.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Possibly better treated as the northern component of the West Indian/s. Mexican/Central American/South American A. myriophyllum. Its chromosome formula is VVVV.

Synonymy: = Fl1, FNA2, K3, K4, S13, WH3; < Asplenium myriophyllum (Sw.) C.Presl – K1; > Asplenium scalifolium E.P.St.John – Sf; > Asplenium suave E.P.St.John – Sf; > Asplenium subtile E.P.St.John – Sf; > Asplenium verecundum Chapm. ex Underw. – Sf

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum, Asplenium abcissum, Didymoglossum punctatum subsp. floridanum, and Pecluma dispersa, Sumter County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum, Miami-Dade County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum, Miami-Dade County, Florida BW 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum, Warwick Hammock, Miami-Dade County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum, Steel Ladder Cave, East Entrance, Citrus County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum, Limestone Island, Levy County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium verecundum (left), Asplenium Xbiscaynianum (middle), Asplenium dentatum (right), Warwick Hammock, Miami-Dade County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source

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