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Genus: Trichomanes

bristle fern

In New England, our single species in the genus occurs only as a gametophyte, and has a thread-like growth form. It makes felt-like colonies on shaded rock, in cave entrances, and under sheltered overhangs. Reference: Farrar (1993).

Family

Hymenophyllaceae (filmy fern family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key