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Phymatosorus scolopendria (Burm. f.) Pic. Serm.
Monarch fern

General Information
Symbol: PHSC14
Group: Fern
Family: Polypodiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: PR   I
L48   I
HI   I
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
PHSC7 Phymatodes scolopendria (Burm. f.) Ching
MISC2 Microsorum scolopendria (Burm. f.) Copeland Monarch fern
POPH5 Polypodium phymatodes L.
PHSC12 Phymatosaurus scolopendria (Burm. f.) Pic. Serm., orth. var.
POSC7 Polypodium scolopendria Burm. f.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Polypodiaceae – Polypody family
Genus Phymatosorus Pic. Serm. – phymatosaurus
Species Phymatosorus scolopendria (Burm. f.) Pic. Serm. – monarch fern

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