Dryopteris goldiana (Hook.) A.Gray

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Dryopteris goldiana (Hook.) A.Gray

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizome mostly ascending or erect; lvs semi- evergreen, 7.5–12 dm, the petiole to 4 dm, densely scaly at the base, the subentire scales 1–2 cm, lance- attenuate, tending to be dark brown medially and paler marginally; blade ovate, 2–3.5 dm wide, abruptly acuminate, not much narrowed below, pinnate-pinnatifid, eglandular, the rachis and costae with some pale narrow scales; pinnae 12–16 pairs below the pinnatifid tip, oblong-lanceolate, mostly 3–4.5 cm wide, subsessile, the larger ones with 15–20 pairs of segments, the larger segments 15–30 × 6–9 mm, incurved- serrate or -biserrate, the teeth spinulose; lower basal segment of the lowest pinna shorter than the second segment; veins mostly 7–10 pairs per segment, mostly twice-forked, sori near the midvein of the segments; 2n=82. Moist woods in rich circumneutral soil; N.B. to s. Ont. and Minn., s. to S.C., n. Ga., Tenn., and Io. A rare hybrid with Polystichum lonchitis in Ont. has been named Dryostichum ×simpsonii W. H. Wagner.

  • Common Names

    Goldie's wood-fern