Pteris biaurita

Species:Pteris biaurita L.
Common Name:Thinleaf Brake
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:First discovered in Alabama in Mobile County by Howard Horne in 2020.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyPTERIDACEAE - Maidenhair Fern family
Genus Pteris
Species Pteris biaurita L. - Thinleaf Brake


Citation Pteris biaurita Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1076. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: "Filix pinnulis Lonchitidis, obtusis, non dentatis, ad oras pulverulentis" in Plumier, Descr. Pl. Amér. t. 14. 1693. Lectotypified by Proctor, Fl. Lesser Antill. 2: 145. 1977.

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00006519 Mobile 25 Jul 2019 Barger, T. Wayne
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