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Nephrolepis Schott. Sword Fern.

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A genus of about 19-20 species, widespread in tropical and subtropical areas. The familiar cultivated "Boston Fern" is a hybrid of N. biserrata × cordifolia (Yahaya et al. 2016).

Ref: Hovenkamp & Miyamoto (2005); Nauman (1993e) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Xing, Wang, & Hovenkamp in FoC (2013); Yahaya et al. (2016). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nephrolepis Xaveryi, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler | Nephrolepis ×averyi source | Original Image ⭷


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