|Photo taken by Gil Nelson|
|Division:||Pteridophyta – Ferns|
| Lorinseria areolata|
((L.) T. Moore
|Natural range of Lorinseria areolata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common name: Netted chainfern
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.  This fern has a finely toothed, winged rachis and elliptic sori arranged in chains. 
L. areolata can be found in longleaf pinelands, savannas, moist woodlands, cypress woods, shores of lakes, marshes, and ponds, and wooded ravines.  It can also occur in disturbed habitat like ditch banks. 
It has been observed flowering and fruiting in June. 
It occurs in habitat that is frequently burned, including pinelands and savannas, which implies some fire tolerance. 
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- 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.