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Cheiroglossa palmata (Linnaeus) C. Presl. Hand-fern. Hab: Epiphytic in strand swamps and hammocks, especially in and around the leaf bases of Sabal palmetto. Dist: Peninsular FL; West Indies; Mexico (CHP, OAX), Central America, and South America; tropical Asia and scattered sites in Africa.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA2, K3, K4, Meso1, S13, Sf; = Ophioglossum palmatum L. – Fl1, Mex, WH3

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cheiroglossa palmata, Fakahatchee Strand, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cheiroglossa palmata, and Vittaria lineata, on Sabal palmetto, Fern Forest Nature Center, Broward County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source

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