Dryopteris ludoviciana (Kunze) Small
  • Ferns S.E. States [Small] 281. 1938
  • Southern wood fern

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Dryopteris ludoviciana (Kunze) Small. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001109087. Accessed on: 26 Mar 2023'

General Information

Leaves somewhat dimorphic, green through winter, 35--120 × 10--30 cm. Petiole more than 1/4 length of leaf, scaly at base; scales scattered, brown. Blade dark green, lanceolate, pinnate-pinnatifid, herbaceous, not glandular. Pinnae nearly in plane of blade, lance-oblong; fertile pinnae in distal 1/2 of leaf, distinctly narrower than proximal vegetative pinnae (only in this species); basal pinnae lanceolate-oblong, much reduced, basal pinnules slightly shorter than adjacent pinnules, basal basiscopic pinnule slightly longer than basal acroscopic pinnule; pinnule margins distantly serrate. Sori midway between midvein and margin of segments. Indusia lacking glands. 2 n = 82.

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    Other Local Names

    Southern wood fern

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online Consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).