Calflora
Taxon  Report   6931    
Pteris cretica  L.
Cretan brake
Pteris cretica
© 2018 Jason Matthias Mills
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pteris cretica
© 2018 Jason Matthias Mills
Pteris cretica
© 2018 Jason Matthias Mills
Pteris cretica, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Pteris cretica
© 2012 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D
Family: PTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Pteris
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Pteris cretica var. cretica
More information about  Pteris cretica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PTCR2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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