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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Nephrolepis exaltata

Scientific Name Nephrolepis exaltata
Common Name Sword fern
Family Nephrolepidaceae
Info "A species of fern in the family Lomariopsidaceae (sometimes treated in the families Davalliaceae or Oleandraceae, or in its own family, Nephrolepidaceae), native to tropical regions throughout the world. It is common in humid forests and swamps, especially in northern South America, Mexico, Central America, Florida, the West Indies, Polynesia and Africa. The fronds are 50ñ250 cm long and 6ñ15 cm broad, with alternate pinnae (the small ""leaflets"" on either side of the midrib), each pinna being 2ñ8 cm long."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 1/24/2013
Links http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=NEEX
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