vittaria appalachiana, _robbins_branch_shelter, _mammoth_cave_national_park, _edmonson_county, _kentucky_1, I_AMC6197
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Although it does not look like a fern, this is the Appalachian shoestring fern. It only exist in the gametophyte stage and reproduces asexually with multi-cell gemmae. This plant lives in dark recesses in non-carbonate rock shelters. For more information:

title vittaria appalachiana, robbins branch shelter, mammoth cave national park, edmonson county, kentucky 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:02:07 13:41:33
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