Checklist of monilophytes
that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 10 April 2017)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island’s monilophytes.

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Family Genus Specific Epithet authority Sub-specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Aspleniaceae Asplenium trichomanes L. ssp. trichomanes   maidenhair spleenwort Greene et al. (2005)
Blechnaceae Woodwardia virginica (L.) Smith     Virginia chain fern Greene et al. (2005)
Dennstaedtiaceae Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Michx.) T. Moore     eastern hay-scented fern Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Dennstaedtiaceae Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hultén bracken fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris campyloptera (Kunze) Clarkson     mountain wood fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris carthusiana (Vill.) H. P. Fuchs     spinulose wood fern Greene et al. (2005)
Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris cristata (L.) Gray     crested wood fern Greene et al. (2005)
Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris intermedia (Muhl. ex Willd.) Gray     evergreen wood fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris marginalis (L.) Gray     marginal wood fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Dryopteridaceae Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott     Christmas fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.     field horsetail Champlainers (TFV, EMW); Greene et al. (2005)
Equisetaceae Equisetum fluviatile L.     river horsetail Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Equisetaceae Equisetum sylvaticum L.     wood horsetail Champlainers (AH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Onocleaceae Onoclea sensibilis L.     sensitive fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Ophioglossaceae Botrychium virginianum (L.) Sw.     rattlesnake fern Greene et al. (2005)
Ophioglossaceae Ophioglossum pusillum Raf.     northern adder’s-tongue fern Greene et al. (2005)
Osmundaceae Osmunda claytoniana L.     interrupted fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Osmundaceae Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) Gray royal fern Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Osmundaceae Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (L.) C. Presl     cinnamon fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005) as Osmunda cinnamomea
Polypodiaceae Polypodium appalachianum Haufler & Windham     Appalachian polypody Greene et al. (2005)
Polypodiaceae Polypodium virginianum L.     rock polypody Greene et al. (2005)
Pteridaceae Adiantum pedatum L.     northern maidenhair fern Greene et al. (2005)
Thelypteridaceae Parathelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Ching     New York fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005) as Thelypteris noveboracensis
Thelypteridaceae Phegopteris connectilis (Michx.) Watt     long beech fern Champlain Project (2007); Greene et al. (2005)
Thelypteridaceae Thelypteris palustris Schott var. pubescens (Lawson) Fern. marsh fern Greene et al. (2005)
Woodsiaceae Athyrium angustum (Willd.) C. Presl     narrow lady fern Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005) as Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum
Woodsiaceae Cystopteris fragilis (L.) Bernh.     fragile fern Greene et al. (2005)
Woodsiaceae Deparia acrostichoides (Sw.) M. Kato     silvery false spleenwort Greene et al. (2005)
Woodsiaceae Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman     northern oak fern Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Woodsiaceae Woodsia ilvensis (L.) R. Br.     rusty cliff fern Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)


Sources:
   Champlain Project (2007) = Champlain Project fern walk on 27 August 2007 along Valley Trail (Mount Desert Island trail 116).
   Champlainers:
      AH = Arthur Haines
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
      EMW = Emma Walsh
   Greene, Craig W., Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2005. Vascular Flora of the Acadia National Park Region. Rhodora 107(930):117-185. [Note: Greene et al. included nine islands near Mount Desert Island in their "MDI unit". Thus, it will be necessary for the Champlain Project to verify the presence of each of the above species on Mount Desert Island itself.]