Odontosoria clavata

(Linnaeus) J. Smith

Hist. Fil. 264. 1875

Common names: Wedgelet fern
Basionyms: Adiantum clavatum Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 2: 1096. 1753
Synonyms: Sphenomeris clavata (Linnaeus) Maxon Stenoloma clavatum (Linnaeus) Fée
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.
Stems short-creeping, scales very narrow, dark brown, leaves closely spaced. Blade oblong, ca. 10–25 cm; ultimate segments narrowly elongate-cuneate, often 1–1.5 cm × 0.5–2 mm, papery, apically denticulate especially when sterile. Sori on 1–8 vein endings; indusia erose at distal margin. Spores trilete. 2n = 76.

Habitat: Calcareous soil, sinks and pinelands
Elevation: 0 m

Distribution

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Fla., s Mexico, West Indies in Bahamas, Greater Antilles.

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

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