Ceratopteris thalictroides

Family:PTERIDACEAE
Species:Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.)Brongn.
Common Name:WATERSPRITE
Plant Notes:The very similar C. richardii is sometimes recognized but only distinguishable by its 16-spored sporangia (vs. 32 in C. thalictroides). However, C. richardii apparently is not found in Florida.
Status:Not Native, OBL (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order POLYPODIALES
FamilyPTERIDACEAE
Genus Ceratopteris
Species Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.)Brongn. - WATERSPRITE

Citation

Citation CERATOPTERIS THALICTROIDES (Linnaeus) Brongniart, Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1821: 186. 1822.
Basionym: Acrostichum thalictroides Linnaeus 1753.
Type: SRI LANKA: Without data, Hermann Herbarium 3: 42, specimen 377 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Pichi Sermolli, Webbia 12: 650. 1957.

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Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Brevard USF  
Broward USF  
Charlotte USF  
Citrus FLAS  
Collier USF  
DeSoto USF  
Duval USF  
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Hardee USF  
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Indian River USF  
Lee USF  
Martin USF  
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Orange USF  
Palm Beach USF  
Pasco USF  
Pinellas USF  
Polk USF  
Sarasota USF  
Seminole USF  
Volusia USF  

Synonyms

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Acrostichum siliquosum Acrostichum siliquosum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1070. 1753. TYPE: SRI LANKA: Without data, Herb. Hermann 2: 59, no. 376 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Pichi Sermolli, Webbia 12: 650. 1957.
Acrostichum thalictroides Acrostichum thalictroides Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1070. 1753. TYPE: SRI LANKA: Without data, Hermann Herbarium 3: 42, specimen 377 (holotype: BM).
Ceratopteris siliquosa Ceratopteris siliquosa (Linnaeus) Copeland, Gen. Filic. 83. 1947.BASIONYM: Acrostichum siliquosum Linnaeus 1753. 
Ellobocarpus oleraceous Ellobocarpus oleraceous Kaulfuss, Enum. Filic. 148. 1824, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Acrostichum thalictroides Linnaeus 1753. 
Furcaria thalictroides Furcaria thalictroides (Linnaeus) Desvaux, Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 292. 1827.BASIONYM: Acrostichum thalictroides Linnaeus 1753. 
Pteris siliquosa Pteris siliquosa (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois, Fl. Oware 1: 63. 1804.BASIONYM: Acrostichum siliquosum Linnaeus 1753. 
Pteris thalictroides Pteris thalictroides (Linnaeus) Swartz, J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2): 65. 1801.BASIONYM: Acrostichum thalictroides Linnaeus 1753. 
Teleozoma thalictroides Teleozoma thalictroides (Linnaeus) R. Brown, in Franklin, Narr. J. Polar Sea 767. 1823.BASIONYM: Acrostichum thalictroides Linnaeus 1753. 
Ceratopteris froesii Ceratopteris froesii Brade, Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 18: 31. 1964. TYPE: BRAZIL: Pará: Campos Gerais de Andorinha, regiao do Araguia, s.d., Froes 29906 (holotype: IAN).
Ceratopteris gaudichaudii Ceratopteris gaudichaudii Brongniart, Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1821: 187. 1822. TYPE: GUAM: Fields surrounding Agana River, s.d., Gaudichaud-Beaupré 83 (syntypes: FI, G, P).
Naias obvoluta Naias obvoluta Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 2. 460. 1845. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Pteris succulenta Pteris succulenta Roxburgh, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 4: 508. 1844. TYPE: INDIA:

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Monroe Co. 21 Dec 1966 O. K. Lakela 30501
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 14 Jul 1976 A.G. Shuey 1653
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 12 Jan 1976 A.G. Shuey 1520
USA Florida Broward Co. 01 Jan 1975 G. N. Avery 1533
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 01 Jun 1976 R. P. Wunderlin 5577
USA Florida Volusia Co. 15 Jan 2007 J. M. Kunzer 2051
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 23 Feb 1980 G. N. Avery 2208
USA Florida Brevard Co. 04 Jul 1981 A.G. Shuey 2489
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 09 Nov 1975 J. E. Poppleton 673
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 05 Apr 1979 C. G. Wright 168
USA Florida Broward Co. 30 Jan 1977 C. E. Nauman 86
USA Florida Hardee Co. 01 Dec 2003 B. F. Hansen 12997
USA Florida Polk Co. 23 Nov 1996 C. vanHoek 811
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 15 Oct 2009 R. Miller s.n.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 16 Feb 2004 T. MacClendon 247
USA Florida Seminole Co. 19 Dec 2001 S. Myers 372
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 28 Oct 1999 J. Myers 551
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 29 Jul 1997 K. A. Bradley 372
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 22 Oct 1998 G. Nelson 552
USA Florida Collier Co. 04 Jul 1998 K. A. Bradley 1863
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 02 Dec 1970 J. H. Scudder 183
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 02 Dec 1970 J. H. Scudder 180
USA Florida DeSoto Co. 29 Sep 2008 A. R. Franck 993
USA Florida Glades Co. 09 Dec 2009 A. R. Franck 1616
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 17 Aug 1970 J. H. Scudder 144
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 17 Nov 1993 B. F. Hansen 12487
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 19 Mar 1963 O. K. Lakela 25701
USA Florida Glades Co. 03 Mar 1979 J. Popenoe 1617
USA Florida Indian River Co. 05 Dec 1980 B. F. Hansen 8080
USA Florida Monroe Co. 28 May 1966 O. K. Lakela 29922
USA Florida Broward Co. 19 Oct 1985 B. F. Hansen 10562
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 16 Jul 1965 O. K. Lakela 28893
USA Florida Pasco Co. 29 Nov 1988 C. vanHoek 163
USA Florida Martin Co. Dec 1989 A. M. Woodbury s.n.
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 30 Oct 2010 A. R. Franck 2406
USA Florida Orange Co. 17 Oct 2012 L. Boman 5
USA Florida Pinellas Co. Jul 1970 D. Burch 4009 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 1996 R. Rivero 2854
Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad 13 Jul 1984 M. Van Etten 953
USA Florida Broward Co. 09 Nov 2015 P. L. Howell 1309
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 13 Oct 1988 A. Herndon 2266
USA Florida Lee Co. 02 Dec 2003 S. W. Woodmansee 1332
USA Florida Duval Co. 05 Jul 2017 C. Hubbuch 307
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