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Acrostichum Linnaeus. Leather Fern.

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A genus of 3 species, pantropical.

ID notes:Acrostichum are giant ferns (leaves to 5 m tall) of saline to fresh water wetlands, restricted in our region to Florida. They have once-pinnate leaves borne in clumps from short-creeping rhizomes.

Ref: Lloyd (1993b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Acrostichum danaeifolium, Allapatchee Park, Alligator Creek, Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler | Acrostichum danaeifolium source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Acrostichum danaeifolium, Allapatchee Park, Alligator Creek, Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler | Acrostichum danaeifolium source | Original Image ⭷

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