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fishbone fern
Nephrolepis cordifolia
Nephrolepis cordifolia
fishbone fern Boston swordfern
Nephrolepis cordifolia Lomariopsidaceae
common names
  fishbone fern
  sword fern
  tuber ladder fern
  narrow swordfern
accepted scientific name
  Nephrolepis cordifolia (L.) C. Presl
rules for finding collection records
  Nephrolepis cordifolia (216)
family name
  • Lomariopsidaceae
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Category: Fern-like Plants
Fern Category: Fern
Plant Observed All Year
Apparently indigenous

How Likely at this Location (34%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
where plant found
mag select

grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Nephrolepis cordifolia   (L.) C. Presl   (TSN: 17604, Index: 403)

Scientific Names used to access collection records

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