Pteris cretica var. cretica

Linnaeus
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Pinnae without white or pale green, longitudinal streak along middle; sterile pinnae less than 10 mm wide, fertile segments less than 8 mm wide; terminal pinna somewhat to barely decurrent on rachis.


Habitat: Terrestrial or on rock in rocky hammocks, limesinks, grottoes, and river bluffs

Distribution

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Introduced; Fla., La., widely scattered worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Key

1 Pinnae green throughout. 5a. Pteris cretica var. cretica > 1
1 Pinnae with broad, white, central stripe. 5b. Pteris cretica var. albolineata > 1
Clifton E. Nauman +
Linnaeus +
decurrent +  and acute +
not articulate +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
scaly +, pubescent +, sometimes +  and glabrous +
5-parted +, divided +  and ovate +
6cm;25cm +
Fla. +, La. +  and widely scattered worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions +
yellow +  and white +
obcordate;reniform +
Terrestrial or on rock in rocky hammocks, limesinks, grottoes, and river bluffs +
monomorphic +
clustered;closely spaced +
recurved +  and reflexed +
conspicuous +
noncircinate +  and circinate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
darker;straw-colored;light-brown distally +
scaly +  and glabrous +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
spiny-serrate +  and serrulate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
decurrent +
dark-brown;chestnut-brown +
persistent +
elongate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Introduced +
intramarginal +
1 +, 32 +  and 64 +
tetrahedral +
not lustrous +
creeping +  and erect +
slender +
pale green +  and white +
Pycnodoria cretica +
Pteris cretica var. cretica +
Pteris cretica +
variety +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +
crescent--shaped +  and roundish +
on rock +  and terrestrial +