Ophioglossum palmatum

Species:Ophioglossum palmatum L.
Common Name:HAND FERN
Plant Notes:Because of its divergent morphology from other species of Ophioglossum, this species has often been classified in Cheiroglossa (Shinohara et al. 2013; PPG I 2016).
Status:Native, Endangered-State, FAC+ (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Sub Class
Genus Ophioglossum
Species Ophioglossum palmatum L. - HAND FERN


Citation OPHIOGLOSSUM PALMATUM Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1063. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: HAITI: Fond de Baudin near Leogane (lectotype: Plumier, Traité Foug. Amér. t. 163. 1705). Lectotypified by Proctor, in R. A. Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Pterid. 45. 1977.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Brevard USF  
Broward FLAS  
Collier USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Indian River FLAS  
Lee USF  
Martin USF  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Mainland FLAS  
Orange USF  
Palm Beach FTG  
Pasco USF  
Polk USF  
Seminole FLAS  
St. Lucie FAU FAU specimens now housed at FTG
Volusia USF  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cheiroglossa palmata Cheiroglossa palmata (Linnaeus) C. Presl, Suppl. Tent. Pterid. 57. 1845.BASIONYM: Ophioglossum palmatum Linnaeus 1753. 
Ophioderma palmatum Ophioderma palmatum (Linnaeus) Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 39: 193. 1925.BASIONYM: Ophioglossum palmatum Linnaeus 1753. 
Cheiroglossa palmata var. malagassica Cheiroglossa palmata (Linnaeus) C. Presl, var. malagassica C. Christensen, Dansk. Bot. Ark. 7: 185. 1932. TYPE: REUNION ISLAND: Near the junction of the rivers Onive and Mangoro, s.d., Perrier 17047 (holotype: P?).