old world climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum  (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) - 1624033

old world climbing fern
Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.

Descriptor: Infestation
Description: Introduced from the old world tropics as a potted plant, has spread throughout south Florida where it smothers native trees, shrubs, and herbs. The plant is spread by spores which are carried about by wind, animals, and water.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States

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Name: Ken A. Langeland
Organization: University of Florida
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, December 08, 2010