Lorinseria areolata

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Lorinseria areolata
Woodwardia areolata Gil.jpg
Photo taken by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Lorinseria
Species: L. areolata
Binomial name
Lorinseria areolata
((L.) T. Moore
Wood areo dist.jpg
Natural range of Lorinseria areolata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Netted chainfern

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Woodwardia areolata (Linnaeus) T. Moore


A description of Lorinseria areolata is provided in The Flora of North America.

Lorinseria areolata is a perennial herbaceous species. It tends to grow erect, with a reticulated petiole that is straw colored, except at the base where it is brown. [1] This fern has a finely toothed, winged rachis and elliptic sori arranged in chains. [1]




L. areolata can be found in longleaf pinelands, savannas, moist woodlands, cypress woods, shores of lakes, marshes, and ponds, and wooded ravines. [1] It can also occur in disturbed habitat like ditch banks. [1]


It has been observed flowering and fruiting in June. [1]

Fire ecology

It occurs in habitat that is frequently burned, including pinelands and savannas, which implies some fire tolerance. [1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Travis MacClendon, S. W. Leonard, Roy Komarek, Robert K. Godfrey, Loran C. Anderson, T. MacClendon, Boothes, and Annie Schmidt. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Jackson, Leon, and Liberty. Georgia: Grady and Thomas.