Pteridium aquilinum

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Pteridium aquilinum
Pteridium aquilinum.jpg
Photo by Kevin Robertson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta- Vascular plants
Class: Polypodiopsida - Leptosporangiate ferns
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
Genus: Pteridium
Species: P. aquilinum
Binomial name
Pteridium aquilinum
(L.) Kuhn
Pter aqui dist.jpg
Natural range of Pteridium aquilinum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Brakenfern

Taxonomic notes

Description

A description of Pteridium aquilinum is provided in The Flora of North America.

Distribution

Ecology

Habitat

Pteridium aquilinum is restricted to native groundcover with a statistical affinity in upland pinelands of South Georgia. [1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by wind.[2]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Ostertag, T.E., and K.M. Robertson. 2007. A comparison of native versus old-field vegetation in upland pinelands managed with frequent fire, South Georgia, USA. Pages 109–120 in R.E. Masters and K.E.M. Galley (eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems.
  2. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.