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Bird's nest spleenwort
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Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Asplenium
Species:
serratum

Asplenium serratum, the bird's nest spleenwort, wild birdnest fern, or New World birdnest fern, is a fern of the New World/Americas.

Distribution

The fern is native to tropical Brazil, the Caribbean, and Florida of the Southeastern United States. It is rare in central and southern Florida, where it is a state-listed endangered species.

Description

Asplenium serratum is an epiphytic or lithophytic fern that grows on eroded limestone, tree trunks, rotting stumps, and fallen logs.

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