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Taxon: Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm.

Genus: Blechnum
Family: Blechnaceae
Nomen number: 7263
Place of publication: Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. (Turin) 5:411. 1793
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Jun-2007
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • deer fern   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • hard fern   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • gewöhnlicher Rippenfarn   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • also cultivated



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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (03 October 2015)

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