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Nephrolepis biserrata (Swartz) Schott. Giant Sword Fern. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Dome swamps, strand swamps, wet hammocks, rockland hammocks, disturbed suburban areas. Dist: Native of the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA2, K1, Meso1, Mex, S13, Sf, SFla, Hovenkamp & Miyamoto (2005); > Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott – Fl1, K4, WH3; > Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott var. biserrata – Lin et al (2013); < Nephrolepis falcata – K3; > Nephrolepis falcata – Fl1, K4, WH3, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)

Heliophily: 2

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