Sceptridium dissectum

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Sceptridium dissectum
Botrychium dissectum Gil.jpg
photo by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Ophioglossales
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Genus: Sceptridium
Species: S. dissectum
Binomial name
Sceptridium dissectum
BOTR DISS dist.jpg
Natural range of Sceptridium dissectum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Cutleaf grapefern, dissected grapefern

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Botrychium dissectum Sprengel[1]

Varieties: B. dissectum var. dissectum; B. dissectum var. obliquum (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) Clute; B. obliquum Muhlenberg ex Willdenow; S. dissectum var. dissectum; S. dissectum var. obliquum (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) Mohlenbrock[1]


A description of Sceptridium dissectum is provided in The Flora of North America.




S. dissectum has been found in hardwood hammocks near water.[2]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weakley, A.S. 2020. Flora of the Southeastern United States. Edition of 20 October 2020. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: K. Burke and R. K. Godfrey. States and Counties: Florida: Jefferson.