Asplenium serratum

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Asplenium serratum
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium
Species: A. serratum
Binomial name
Asplenium serratum

Asplenium serratum, the bird's nest spleenwort, wild birdnest fern, or New World birdnest fern, is a fern of the New World/Americas.


The fern is native to tropical Brazil, the Caribbean, and Florida of the Southeastern United States. It is rare in central and southern Florida, where it is a state-listed endangered species.[1][2]


Asplenium serratum is an epiphytic or lithophytic fern that grows on eroded limestone, tree trunks, rotting stumps, and fallen logs. [3][2]


  1. ^ United States Department of Agriculture. "Asplenium serratum". Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b Florida Natural Areas Inventory (2000). "American Bird's Nest Fern" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  3. ^ Flora of North America. "Asplenium serratum". Retrieved 2007-11-25. 

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