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Pteris bahamensis (J.G. Agardh) Fée. Subgenus: Pteris. Section: Pteris. Bahama Ladder Brake, Bahama Brake. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Pine rocklands, rockland hammocks, limestone sinkholes, marl prairies, disturbed areas. Dist: S. FL; Bahamas.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Sometimes treated as included within or a variety of P. longifolia, but distinct in morphology and ploidy.

Other Comments: Hybridizes with P. vittata, producing P. ×delchampsii.

Synonymy: = Fl1, FNA2, K3, K4, WH3; = Pteris longifolia L. var. bahamensis (J.Agardh) Hieron. – Bah, SFla; = Pycnodoria bahamensis (J.Agardh) Small – Sf; < Pteris longifolia L. – S13

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Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
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