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Cystopteris bulbifera

Cystopteris bulbifera (L.) Bernh.

bulblet bladder fern, bulblet bladderfern, bulblet fern

Synonym(s): Filix bulbifera

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: CYBU3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cystopteris bulbifera
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: CYSTO
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Cystopteris
GENUS AUTHORITY: Bernh.
GENUS COMMON: Bladderfern
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 20-30 species, sub-cosmopolitan in distribution, primarily of temperate regions but also in montane to alpine settings in tropical regions.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: See Woodsia for suggestions on distinguishing between Cystopteris and Woodsia, somewhat similar ferns often confused. Hybrids frequently occur where two or more species of Cystopteris grow in proximity. The following hybrids may be anticipated in our area: Cystopteris bulbifera tennesseensis, Cystopteris bulbifera tenuis [= C. illinoensis R.C. Moran], Cystopteris fragilis tenuis, Cystopteris protrusa tennesseensis, Cystopteris protrusa tenuis, Cystopteris tennesseensis tenuis [= C. wagneri R.C. Moran].
GENUS REFERENCES: Rothfels et al. (2104); Haufler, Moran, & Windham in FNA (1993b); Wang & Haufler in FoC (2013); Haufler, Windham, & Ranker (1990); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: DRYOPT
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Dryopteridaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Ching 1965
FAMILY COMMON: Wood-fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Fern

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LEAF RETENTION: Evergreen

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern North America

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SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
1002 1985-0698 View
7023 1998-0306 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1881 1002 145 NCBG staff 1985-07-08 View
9901 7023 79 NCBG staff 1996-10-10 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: CYBU3
USDA Common Name: Bulblet Bladderfern
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, AZ, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (NB, NF, NS, ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FACW FACW FACW FAC

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

2018 Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species of North Carolina

NHP IDS RANKROUNDED S RANKG RANKROUNDED G RANKSTATE STATUSFEDERAL STATUS
16452 S1S2 S1 G5 G5 W7

This information is derived from the 2018 North Carolina Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species.

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cystopteris bulbifera
COMMON NAME: Bulblet Fern, Bulblet Bladder Fern
SYNONYMY: [= Ar, C, F, FNA, G, Il, K, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV]
PHENOLOGY: May-Aug.
HABITAT: Moist outcrops and talus of calcareous rocks, rarely up to 1500 m elevation.
COMMENTS: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to NC, nw. SC (Oconee County), nw. GA, AL, and AR; also disjunct in UT, AZ, NM, and TX. This species is a diploid involved in the reticulate evolution of Cystopteris in e. North America; it is one parent of C. tennesseensis. Its genome can be symbolized BB.
RANGE MAP: Cystopteris bulbifera.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Dryopteridaceae Ching 1965 (Wood-fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Cystopteris Bernh. (Bladderfern)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 20-30 species, sub-cosmopolitan in distribution, primarily of temperate regions but also in montane to alpine settings in tropical regions.
REFERENCE: Rothfels et al. (2104); Haufler, Moran, & Windham in FNA (1993b); Wang & Haufler in FoC (2013); Haufler, Windham, & Ranker (1990); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Cystopteris bulbifera in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Cystopteris bulbifera in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Cystopteris bulbifera in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Cystopteris bulbifera in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Cystopteris bulbifera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cystopteris bulbifera

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