Taxon  Report   6931 
Pteris cretica  L.
Cretan brake
Pteris cretica
© 2012 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D
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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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Pteris cretica
© 2018 Jason Matthias Mills
Genus: Pteris
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Pteris cretica var. cretica
More information about  Pteris cretica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 19, 2018).

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