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Pteridium caudatum (Linnaeus) Maxon. Lacy Bracken, Tropical Bracken, Tailed Bracken. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Hammocks, pine flatwoods, Florida scrub. Dist: FL peninsula (north to Citrus and St. Johns counties); West Indies; Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: This species is an allotetraploid, probably with P. pseudocaudatum as one parent.

Synonymy: = K4, Meso1, Mex, S13, Thomson, Mickel, & Mehltreter (2008); = Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn var. caudatum (L.) Sadeb. – Bah, Fl1, FNA2, SFla, WH3; = Pteris caudata L. – Sf

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