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3. Anemia wrightii Baker in Hooker & Baker, Syn. Fil. 10: 435. 1868.

Stems ca. 1 mm diam. Leaves entirely dimorphic. Sterile leaves 4--10 × 1.4--2.5 cm. Petiole green to straw-colored, 1/2--3/4 length of leaf, ca. 0.3 mm wide, glabrous. Blade deltate, 2-pinnate, papery to somewhat leathery. Pinnae 2--4 pairs, alternate to subopposite, segments oblanceolate, base cuneate, margins minutely denticulate, apex obtuse, sparsely pilose with stiff white hairs. Fertile leaves 6--25 cm, much taller than sterile leaves. Petiole 3/4--9/10 length of leaf. Pinnae compact, short-petiolulate, 1--6 mm. Spores with ridges anastomosing.

Rare around exposed to lightly shaded solution holes and limestone sinks; 0 m; Fla.; West Indies in Bahamas, Cuba.

Anemia wrightii has been misidentified in Florida as A . cicutaria Kunze ex Sprengel (of Mexico in Yucatan; West Indies in the Bahamas, Cuba; and Central America in Guatemala), but that species has 3-pinnate sterile blades, abundant blade hairs, and fertile leaves that are more open with 4--5 pairs of long-petiolulate pinnae.


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