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Diplaziopsis pycnocarpa (Sprengel) M.G. Price. Glade Fern. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Very nutrient-rich, loamy or seepy forests, over calcareous sedimentary (such as limestone or dolostone) or mafic metamorphic or igneous rocks (such as greenstone or amphibolite). Dist: QC, ON, and MN south to GA and LA (much more common in sedimentary rock areas of the Appalachians than in the primarily acid-soil Blue Ridge and Piedmont).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Price (1990b); = Asplenium pycnocarpon Spreng. – S13; = Athyrium pycnocarpon Spreng. – C, F, G, GrPl, RAB, WV; = Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) M.Broun – Ar, FNA2, Il, K1, Mo1, NE, Pa, Tn; = Homalosorus pycnocarpos (Spreng.) Pichi-Sermolli – K3, K4, NY, Sf, Va, W, Christenhusz, Zhang, & Schneider (2011); = n/a – Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (name change)

Heliophily: 1

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Homalosorus pycnocarpos, Marble Ravines, Chattahoochee National Forest, Stephens County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷


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