Pleopeltis michauxiana (Weath.) Hickey & Sprunt

Locations ofPleopeltis michauxiana (Weath.) Hickey & Sprunt in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Pleopeltis michauxiana (Weath.) Hickey & Sprunt
Common Name
Resurrection Fern, Scaly Polypody
Pleopeltis polypodioides (L.) Andr. & Windham ssp. michauxiana (Weath.) Andr. & Windh.; Polypodium polypodioides (L.) Watt.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Pleopeltis michauxiana (Weath.) Hickey & Sprunt
Although traditionally treated as a variety of Pleopeltis polypodioides, several recent studies suggest that this taxon warrants specific status
On tree limbs and trunks in eastern Virginia, where it is especially common on Taxodium distichum (bald-cypress) in swamp forests and on leaning riverbank trees; on outcrops of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks in the Piedmont and low mountains. Frequent in the s. and c. Coastal Plain, infrequent in the n. Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and mountains.
Native Status

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