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Pityrogramma Link. Silverback Fern, Goldback Fern.

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A genus of about 20 species, perennial herbs, primarily neotropical.

ID notes: Pityrogramma are medium to large (to 2 m tall), tufted ferns of moist sites in Florida only in our region. The undersurface of the leaves is conspicuously colored whitish silver or yellow with farina.

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

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Pityrogramma calomelanos, Reef Bay Sugar Mill Ruins, Virgin Islands National Park, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands 1 by Alan Cressler | Pityrogramma calomelanos source | Original Image ⭷


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