Psilotum nudum (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois. Whiskfern. Phen: Apr-Sep. Hab: Moist bottomland forests, strand swamps, maritime forests, rockland hammocks, wet hammocks, on soil, stumps, and tree bases, along building foundations (where introduced). Dist: S. SC south to s. FL, west to s. AR and e. TX, disjunct (and apparently native) in ne. NC (Perry & Musselman 1994), rarely naturalized around buildings in c. NC, c. SC, and elsewhere; also in sw. United States and in the tropics and subtropics of Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Ar, Bah, ETx1, Fl2, FNA2, K1, K3, K4, Meso1, RAB, Sf, Tx, TxFerns, WH3