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Pteridium pseudocaudatum (Clute) Christenhusz. Southern Bracken. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Mainly in dry sandy or rocky woodlands, often locally abundant in longleaf pine sandhills and pine flatwoods. Dist: The "pseudocaudatum entity" is primarily distributed in the Southeastern Coastal Plain (where it is ubiquitous and abundant), but is reported north to MA, OH, IN, IL, s. MI, and MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); = n/a – Pa; = Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. pseudocaudatum (Clute) Hultén – NE, NY, TxFerns, Va, Thomson, Mickel, & Mehltreter (2008), Zhou et al (2014); = Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn var. pseudocaudatum (Clute) Heller – Ar, C, ETx1, F, Fl1, FNA2, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, RAB, S13, Tat, Tx, W, WH3, WV, Speer & Hilu (1998); = Pteris latiuscula Desv. var. pseudocaudata (Clute) Maxon – Sf; < Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn – Tn

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