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Acrostichum aureum Linnaeus. Golden Leather Fern. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Mangrove swamps, brackish marshes, rarely inland in freshwater wetlands. Dist: FL peninsula (Hillsborough and Manatee counties on the west coast, and Palm Beach County on the east coast, south to s. FL); West Indies; Mexico, Central America, and South America; paleotropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl1, FNA2, K3, K4, Meso1, Mex, S13, Sf, SFla, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Acrostichum aureum, Rhizophora mangle Swamp, Edge of Cutler Hammock, Miami-Dade County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source
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image of plant© Jay Horn source
image of plant© Jay Horn source
image of plant© Jay Horn source

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