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Grammitis nimbata (Jenman) Proctor
West Indian dwarf polypody

General Information
Symbol: GRNI
Group: Fern
Family: Grammitidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:




Symbol Scientific Name
MINI Micropolypodium nimbatum (Jenman) A.R. Sm.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Grammitidaceae – Kihi Fern family
Genus Grammitis Sw. – dwarf polypody
Species Grammitis nimbata (Jenman) Proctor – West Indian dwarf polypody

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
North Carolina
dwarf polypody fern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


MINI  Micropolypodium nimbatum (Jenman) A.R. Sm.

Top Level Regions
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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