Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Polystichum braunii (Spenn.) Fée image
Photographer: Eric J. Epstein           

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Stephen L. Solheim

Tim Kessenich
Family Dryopteridaceae
Polystichum braunii (Spenn.) Fée
Braun's holly fern
Polystichum: from the Greek polys, "many," and stichos, "row," referring to the rows of sori on the type species
braunii: for Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun (1805-1877), professor of botany at Karlsruhe, Freiburg im Breisgau, Giessen and Berlin, cryptogamist and morphologist
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Status: Threatened
Plant: perennial fern
Habitat: moist coniferous forests

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Aspidium braunii Spenn.
Polystichum braunii (Spenn.) Fée subsp. purshii (Fernald) Calder & Roy L.Taylor
Polystichum braunii (Spenn.) Fée var. purshii Fernald

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