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Sceptridium jenmanii (Underwood) Lyon. Section: Sceptridium. Alabama Grapefern. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Moist to dryish forests and disturbed areas. Dist: C. and sw. VA and w. KY south to Panhandle FL, s. AL, and e. LA; also in the West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: This species probably arose as a hybrid between B. biternatum and B. lunarioides (Michaux) Swartz, followed by polyploidization, resulting in a fertile taxon functioning as a species.

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Tn, Va; = Botrychium alabamense Maxon – RAB, S13, Sf; = Botrychium jenmanii Underw. – C, Fl1, FNA2, K1, Meso1, W, WH3

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷