Osmunda cinnamomea Linnaeus
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum
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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium osmundae @ BPI (6)
Dothideaceae  Monographos microsporus @ BPI (2)
Hyaloscyphaceae  Trichopeziza osmundae @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Monalocoris filicis @ AMNH_ENT (2)
Peniophoraceae  Peniophora byssoides @ BPI (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Uredinopsis mirabilis @ BPI (7)

Uredinopsis osmundae @ BPI (125)
Rhytismataceae  Leptostroma affine @ BPI (1)

Leptostroma filicinum @ BPI (1)
Schizophyllaceae  Henningsomyces @ BPI (1)
Tricholomataceae  Helotium scutula @ BPI (1)
Typhulaceae  Typhula filicina @ BPI (1)
Ulvaceae  Solenia filicina @ BPI (1)
_  Fumago vagans @ BPI (1)

Leptostromella filicina @ BPI (8)

Leptothyrium litigiosum @ BPI (1)

Uredo polypodii @ BPI (1)

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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Pteridophyta  
 Class Filicopsida  
 Order Polypodiales  
 Family Osmundaceae  
 Genus Osmunda  
  Osmunda cinnamomea    L., 1753 
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Synonyms: Anemia bipinnata Osmunda bipinnata Osmunda cinnamomea fokienense Osmunda cinnamomea imbricata Osmunda imbricata Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Osmundastrum cinnamomeum fokiense Struthiopteris cinnamomea   details
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Osmunda cinnamomea L.
cinnamon fern

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General Information
Symbol: OSCI
Group: Fern
Family: Osmundaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
PR   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
OSCI2 Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (L.) C. Presl


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Osmundaceae – Royal Fern family
Genus Osmunda L. – osmunda
Species Osmunda cinnamomea L. – cinnamon fern

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Osmunda cinnamomea . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
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Osmunda cinnamomea var. cinnamomea
cinnamon fern Distribution of <i>
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Osmunda cinnamomea var. glandulosa
cinnamon fern

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Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Florida cinnamon fern Commercially Exploited
Iowa cinnamon fern Endangered
New York cinnamon fern Exploitably Vulnerable

Wetland Status

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OSCI2   Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (L.) C. Presl

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Caribbean OBL
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW

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1. Osmunda cinnamomea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1066. 1753.

Cinnamon fern, osmonde cannelle

Osmunda cinnamomea var. glandulosa Waters

Leaves pinnate-pinnatifid; petioles slightly shorter than blades, not winged, with light brown hairs when young, glabrate with age. Sterile leaves ovate to lanceolate, ca. 0.3--1.5 m; pinnae broadly oblong with persistent tuft of hairs on abaxial surface at base; ultimate segments with base obtuse, margins entire, apex usually mucronate. Fertile leaves with no expanded pinnae, green, becoming brownish, shorter and narrower than sterile leaves, withering after sporulation. Sporangia brown. 2 n =44.

Sporulation spring--early summer (late summer, early winter in Florida). Moist areas, acidic soils, frequently in vernal seeps; 0--2300 m; St. Pierre and Miquelon; N.B., Nfld., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America; Asia.

Many forms of Osmunda cinnamomea have been described from within the flora area. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental.

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Osmunda cinnamomea
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