Woodwardia areolata

Species:Woodwardia areolata (L.)T.Moore
Plant Notes:Although its placement in Woodwardia is acceptable by modern taxonomic standards, some authors prefer to place this species in the monotypic genus Lorinseria.
Status:Native, OBL (DEP), OBL (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Sub Class
Genus Woodwardia
Species Woodwardia areolata (L.)T.Moore - NETTED CHAIN FERN


Citation WOODWARDIA AREOLATA (Linnaeus) T. Moore, Index Fil. xlv. 1857; 5. 1858.
Basionym: Acrostichum areolatum Linnaeus 1753.
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 683 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Reveal et al., Huntia 7: 223. 1987.

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Suwannee FLAS  
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Wakulla FSU  
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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Acrostichum areolatum Acrostichum areolatum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1069. 1753. TYPE: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 683 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Reveal et al., Huntia 7: 223. 1987.
Lorinseria areolata Lorinseria areolata (Linnaeus) C. Presl, Epimel. Bot. 72. 1851 ("1849").BASIONYM: Acrostichum areolatum Linnaeus 1753. 
Osmunda caroliniana Osmunda caroliniana Walter, Fl. Carol. 257. 1788. TYPE: SOUTH CAROLINA:
Woodwardia angustifolia Woodwardia angustifolia Smith, Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. (Turin) 5: 411. 1793. TYPE: PENNSYLVANIA:
Woodwardia floridana Woodwardia floridana Schkuhr, 24. Kl. Linn. Pfl.-Syst. 103, t. 111. 1804- 1809. TYPE: FLORIDA:
Woodwardia onocleoides Woodwardia onocleoides Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 5(1): 416. 1810, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Acrostichum areolatum Linnaeus 1753. 
Lorinseria areolata forma obtusilobata Lorinseria areolata (Linnaeus) C. Presl, forma obtusilobata (Waters) M. Broun, Index N. Amer. Ferns 104. 1938.BASIONYM: Woodwardia angustifolia Smith, forma obtusilobata Waters 1903. 
Woodwardia angustifolia forma obtusilobata Woodwardia angustifolia Smith, forma obtusilobata Waters, Ferns 128. 1903.