Claytosmunda claytoniana (L.) Metzgar & Rouhan

Locations ofClaytosmunda claytoniana (L.) Metzgar & Rouhan in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Claytosmunda claytoniana (L.) Metzgar & Rouhan
Common Name
Interrupted Fern
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Claytosmunda claytoniana (L.) Metzgar & Rouhan
The transfer of this species from Osmunda to Claytosmunda follows Metzgar, J.S., J.E. Skog, E.A. Zimmer, and K.M. Pryer. 2008. The paraphyly of Osmunda is confirmed by phylogenetic analyses of seven plastid loci. Syst. Bot. 33: 31-36.
In a variety of mesic to dry-mesic upland forests at low to high elevations; less frequently in well-drained alluvial forests and seepage swamps; often forms extensive clones in montane oak-hickory and Northern Red Oak forests at middle to higher elevations. Common in the mountains; frequent in the Piedmont; rare and mostly restricted to calcareous forests in the Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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