Onoclea sensibilis

Species:Onoclea sensibilis L.
Status:Native, FACW (DEP), FACW (NWPL)
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Sub Class
Genus Onoclea
Species Onoclea sensibilis L. - SENSITIVE FERN


Citation ONOCLEA SENSIBILIS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1062. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Herb. Clifford 472, Osmunda 5 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Reveal & C. E. Jarrvis, Taxon 58: 980. 2009.

** Not applicable or data not available.


CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Alachua USF  
Calhoun USF  
Escambia FLAS  
Franklin FSU  
Gadsden FSU  
Gulf FSU  
Hamilton FLAS  
Holmes FLAS  
Jackson FLAS  
Jefferson FSU  
Leon FLAS  
Liberty FLAS  
Madison USF  
Okaloosa FLAS  
Santa Rosa FLAS  
St. Johns USF  
Walton FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Angiopteris sensibilis Angiopteris sensibilis (Linnaeus) Nieuwland, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 2: 275. 1912.BASIONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Calypterium sensibile Calypterium sensibile (Linnaeus) Bernhardi, J. Bot. (Schrader) 1801(1): 22. 1802.BASIONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Onoclea sensibilis var. genuina Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, var. genuina Wherry, Amer. Fern J. 27: 58. 1937, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Pterinodes sensibilis Pterinodes sensibilis (Linnaeus) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 820. 1891.BASIONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Riedlea sensibilis Riedlea sensibilis (Linnaeus) Mirbel, in Lamarck & Mirbel, Hist. Nat. Veg. 5: 74. 1803.BASIONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Onoclea augescens Onoclea augescens Link, Fil. Spec. 37. 1841.  
Onoclea interrupta Onoclea interrupta (Maximowicz) Ching & P. C. Chiu, Fl. Tsinling. 2: t. 36(1-2). 1974.BAISONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, var. interrupta Maximowicz 1859. 
Onoclea obtusilobata Onoclea obtusilobata Schkuhr, 24. Kl. Linn. Pfl.-Syst. 95, pl. 103. 1804-1809  
Onoclea sensibilis (unranked) hemiphyllodes Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, (unranked) hemiphyllodes Kiss & Kümmerle, Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 24: 88. 1926.  
Onoclea sensibilis forma acutisegmenta Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, forma acutisegmenta Gruber, Amer. Fern J. 30: 46. 1940. TYPE: PENNSYLVANIA: Berks Co.: Kutztown,
Onoclea sensibilis forma hemiphylloides Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, forma hemiphylloides (Kiss & Kümmerle) Weatherby, Amer. Fern J. 26: 16. 1936.BASIONYM: Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, (unranked) hemiphyllodes Kiss & Kümmerle 1926. 
Onoclea sensibilis forma obtusilobata Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, forma obtusilobata (Schkuhr) Gilbert, List. N. Amer. Pterid. 18. 1901.BASIONYM: Onoclea obtusilobata Schkuhr 1809. 
Onoclea sensibilis var. bipinnata Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, var. bipinnata G. Lawson, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 19: 113. 1864.  
Onoclea sensibilis var. interrupta Onoclea sensibilis Linnaeus, var. interrupta Maximowicz, Prim. Fl. Amur. 337. 1859.  
Onoclea sensibilis var. obtusilobata Onoclea sensibilis Linneaus, var. obtusilobata (Schkuhr) Torrey, Fl. New York 2: 499. 1843.BASIONYM: Onoclea obtusilobata Schkuhr 1809. 
Ragiopteris obtusilobata Ragiopteris obtusilobata (Schkuhr) C. Presl, Tent. Pterid. 96. 1836.BASIONYM: Onoclea obtusilobata Schkuhr 1809. 
Ragiopteris onocleoides Ragiopteris onocleoides C. Presl, Tent. Pterid. 96, pl. 3(f. 9-10). 1836.  


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Madison Co. 15 Jun 1991 R. Mears s.n.
USA Florida Alachua Co. 22 Apr 1968 D. B. Ward s.n.
USA Florida Calhoun Co. 03 Jun 2009 T. MacClendon 919
USA Florida St. Johns Co. 08 Aug 2013 C. Slaughter 18077
USA Louisiana Webster Par. 22 Sep 1971 R. D. Thomas 25917
USA Georgia Jenkins Co. 10 Apr 1964 W. H. Duncan 22266
USA Arkansas Polk Co. 08 May 1955 G. R. Cooley 4252
USA Arkansas Pike Co. 23 Oct 1932 D. Demaree 9974
USA Louisiana Beauregard Par. 27 Mar 1983 D. D. Taylor 2635
USA Louisiana Rapides Par. 27 Aug 1976 K. A. Vincent 547
USA Georgia Clarke Co. 28 Aug 2001 K. Francl 63
USA Louisiana Livingston Par. 20 Apr 2006 L. E. Urbatsch 9183
USA Louisiana Ouachita Par. 16 Apr 1968 R. Owens 334
USA Georgia Echols Co. 12 Aug 1970 J. H. Scudder 152
USA North Carolina Clay Co. 01 Sep 1977 J. H. Scudder 341
USA North Carolina Clay Co. 14 Sep 1970 J. H. Scudder 167
USA Alabama Escambia Co. 27 Nov 1980 G. Wilhelm 8206
USA Louisiana Caldwell Par. 12 Aug 1967 R. D. Thomas 4221
USA South Carolina Bamberg Co. 17 Jul 1976 D. H. Rembert, Jr. s.n.
USA Louisiana East Baton Rouge Par. 02 Apr 1976 L. McCook 80
USA North Carolina Avery Co. 24 Jul 1958 H. E. Ahles 47445
USA New York Essex Co. 1886 M. Rodman s.n. "Sensitive Fern".
USA Louisiana East Feliciana Par. 05 May 1955 G. R. Cooley 4184
USA New York Tompkins Co. 06 Aug 1932 R. C. Bean s.n.
Canada Ontario Prov. 05 Sep 1917 O. E. Jennings 15528
USA Missouri Oregon Co. 06 Apr 1963 P. L. Redfearn, Jr. 12048
USA Wisconsin Bayfield Co. 08 Aug 1986 B. F. Hansen 11174
USA Kentucky Laurel Co. 09 Oct 1985 R. L. Thompson 85-837 "Sensitive Fern".
USA Massachusetts Norfolk Co. Sep 1883 M. Rodman s.n.
USA Indiana Ripley Co. 27 Jul 1989 T. G. Lammers 6820
USA Connecticut s.d. Collector unspecified on label s.n.
USA New York Columbia Co. 16 Jun 1978 C. E. Nauman 352
USA New York Columbia Co. 16 Jun 1978 C. E. Nauman 352
USA New England s.d. Collector unspecified on label s.n.
USA Kentucky Laurel Co. 27 Jun 1993 R. Mears AO-26 "Sensitive Fern".
USA New York Delaware Co. 11 Sep 1977 R. Dirig 340 Common Name: Sensitive Fern.
USA New York Essex Co. 27 May 2002 H. Pickett 4 "Sensitive Fern".
USA Illinois Will Co. 10 Jun 2010 S. R. Hill 38492
USA Illinois Alexander Co. 13 Aug 1999 S. R. Hill 31960
USA Wisconsin Sauk Co. Aug 1910 R. Marshall 254201
USA Kentucky Metcalfe Co. 15 Jul 1961 E. M. Browne 4550
USA Vermont Windsor Co. 08 Aug 2009 D. H. Williams 2576
USA Oklahoma McCurtain Co. 17 Aug 1968 S. Stephens 27647
USA New York Albany Co. 1946 G. R. Cooley s.n.
USA New York Albany Co. 1945 G. R. Cooley 72
USA Pennsylvania Alleghany Co. 17 Aug 1902 F. G. Floyd 123b "Sensitive Fern".
USA New York Orange Co. 21 Jun 1967 L. K. Henry s.n.
USA Massachusetts Middlesex Co. C. W. Jenks s.n.
USA New Hampshire Hillsborough Co. 18 Aug 1926 C. F. Batchelder s.n.
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