This Polystichum is a hybrid between Polystichum braunii and Polystichum acrostichoides, which co-occur in rich, middle-elevation forests in parts of northeastern North America. It was named in honor of Henry Potter, farmer and prominent 20th century amateur pteridologist in Vermont, USA, where this hybrid was first discovered.

Collection Data (W. Testo Testo 934)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 20-06-2015
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo Testo 934
  • Collection Party: W. L. Testo & A. V. Gilman
  • Det. History: W. L. Testo
  • Habitat: Montane forest
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: VT
Additional Comments

Collection Location
  • Location: – – – VermontUnited States.
  • Coordinates: 44.032902, -72.590238
  • Elevation: 400m