Dryopteris celsa

Family:DRYOPTERIDACEAE
Species:Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, Palmer & Pollard
Common Name:Log Fern
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Log Fern is a semi-evergreen native perennial fern in the Wood Fern family (Dryopteridaceae). It occurs in scattered locations across Alabama. Log Fern grows around lime sinks and caves, along small to medium sized streams, and in rich hardwood forest often near limestone. It is a perennial from a creeping rhizome. The leaves (fronds) are not dimorphic (of two shapes). The leaves are ovate-lanceolate in outline, lack glands, and pinnate-pinnatifid. The pinnae are lanceolate-ovate in outline with crenate margins. The lower portion of the rachis (stalk of the leaf) is covered in papery scales. These scales are dark brown in color. Log Fern reproduces by forming spores in sporangia. The sporangia are grouped in round clusters (sori) on the under side of the leaf. The sori are located about half way between the midvein and the margin of the pinna. The sori are covered by an umbrella shaped indusium. Dryopteris celsa is a fertile hybrid that resulted from the cross of Goldie's Wood Fern (Dryopteris goldiana (Hooker ex Goldie) A. Gray) and Southern Wood Fern (Dryopteris ludoviciana (Kunze) Small). It is listed as an S1 species in Alabama (typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology making it especially vulnerable in the state). Log Fern is occasionally available from some native plant nurseries. It requires a moist organic soil and full to partial shade.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FAC+ (NWI), S1 (State Rank), G4 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyDRYOPTERIDACEAE - Wood Fern family
Genus Dryopteris
Species Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, Palmer & Pollard - Log Fern

Citation

Citation Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, W. Palmer & Pollard, W. Palmer, & Pollard, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 13: 202. 1900.
Basionym: Dryopteris goldiana (Hooker ex Goldie) A. Gray subsp. celsa W. Palmer, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 13: 65. 1899.
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Dryopteris wherryi    
Dryopteris atropalustris    
Dryopteris goldiana ssp. celsa Dryopteris goldiana (Hooker ex Goldie) A. Gray subsp. celsa W. Palmer, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 13: 65. 1899  

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: Barbour, Blount, Cherokee, Crenshaw, Jefferson, Lawrence, Limestone, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Walker

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UNAF, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00052698 Lawrence 31 Aug 1953 Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
JSU107065 Cherokee 01 May 1973 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
UNA00067045 Limestone 4 May 2007 Brian R. Keener
3583
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
AMAL00019905 Limestone 26 Jul 1983 John W. Short
1357
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
SAMF0006253 Monroe 13 May 2015 Davenport, L. J.
5740
SAMF
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
44391 Monroe 3 SEP 1985 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
1737
AUA
DRYOPTERIS CELSA (W. PALMER) KNOWLT., W. PALMER & POLLARD EX SMALL
UNA00054466 Blount 19 Sep 1998 Brian R. Keener
1639
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
AMAL00019828 Cherokee 16 Jul 1983 John W. Short
1348
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
UWAL0017214 Lawrence 18 Jul 2013 England, J. Kevin
4397
UWAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
TROY000013381 Blount 07 Sep 2002 Robert Kral
93211
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
UWAL0014106 Limestone 26 Jul 1983 Short, John W.
1357
UWAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Small
48112 Jefferson 30 MAY 1953 WHITE, ?T.S.
AUA
DRYOPTERIS CELSA (W. PALMER) KNOWLT., W. PALMER & POLLARD EX SMALL
48113 Marion 7 SEP 1953 CHERMOCK, R. L.
AUA
DRYOPTERIS CELSA (W. PALMER) KNOWLT., W. PALMER & POLLARD EX SMALL
TROY000039952 Limestone 26 Jul 1983 John W. Short
1357
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
AMAL00003299 Monroe 26 Mar 2013 T. Wayne Barger
SP#905
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard
AMAL00019544 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Brian R. Keener
4829
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
UWAL0001215 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4829
UWAL
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer and Pollard ex Small
AUA000031036 Monroe 1 May 2010 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4629
AUA
DRYOPTERIS CELSA (W. PALMER) KNOWLT., W. PALMER & POLLARD EX SMALL
UWAL0039751 Montgomery 03 Jul 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27540
UWAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
TROY000015823 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Brian R. Keener
4829
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
UNAF0001178 Walker 15 Sep 1986 Sullivan, B.
s.n.
UNAF
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, W. Palmer, & Pollard ex Small
AMAL00005358 Blount 19 Sep 1998 Brian R. Keener
1639
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
AMAL00019815 Cherokee 09 Aug 1982 John W. Short
1280
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
UWAL0001214 Limestone 04 May 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3583
UWAL
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer and Pollard ex Small
UWAL0039227 Barbour 16 Dec 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
28650
UWAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, Palmer & Pollard
TROY000013380 Blount 07 Sep 2002 Robert Kral
93211
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
AMAL00012667 Limestone 04 May 2007 Brian R. Keener
3583
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
TROY000044168 Montgomery 03 Jul 2016 Alvin R. Diamond
27540
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
JSU107067 Cherokee 25 Feb 1992 F. W. Clearman, Jr
020
JSU
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
TROY000034449 Lawrence 31 Oct 2010 Wayne K. Webb
s.n.
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
UNA00052697 Jefferson 30 May 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
UNA00052700 Limestone 29 Jul 1980 Russell A. Meigs
1082
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
UNA00053202 Lawrence 18 Jul 1954 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
TROY000000150 Crenshaw 01 Nov 2000 Daryl Richburg
5
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
48111 Lawrence 31 AUG 1953 CHERMOCK, R. L.
AUA
DRYOPTERIS CELSA (W. PALMER) KNOWLT., W. PALMER & POLLARD EX SMALL
UNA00052699 Marion 7 Sep 1953 Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
JSU107066 Cherokee 01 May 1973 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton
TROY000046620 Lawrence 18 Jul 2013 J. Kevin England
4397
TROY
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, Palmer & Pollard
AMAL00005880 Blount 07 Sep 2002 R. Kral
93211
AMAL
Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Small
48114 Lawrence 18 JUL 1954 CHERMOCK, R. L.
AUA
DRYOPTERIS CELSA (W. PALMER) KNOWLT., W. PALMER & POLLARD EX SMALL
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