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Slender Brake (Pteris ensiformis)


Pteris Ensiformis, or more commonly know as Slender Brake, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Pteris. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Pteris Ensiformis or Slender Brake's floral region is Puerto Rico.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Pteris
  • Family: Pteridaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: PR (I)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: H(FAC*)

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