University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium
Catalog #: NCU00395128
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8b63e756-d199-4e9e-b990-e1e13a8b488b
Secondary Catalog #: 653600
Taxon: Astrolepis sinuata subsp. sinuata
Family: Pteridaceae
Determiner: McMillan, Patrick D. (2017-12-06)
Collector: McMillan, Patrick D.   s.n.   
Date: 2017-12-06
Additional Collectors: Wade, Kay; Porcher, Richard D.; Pivorun, Edward B.
Locality: United States, South Carolina, Oconee, growing along approximately 50 meters of shoreline of Lake Jocassee
34.803219  -82.912575 +-50m.  WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 34° 48' 11.59" N 82° 54' 45.27" W
Habitat: Approximately 300-400 vigorous clumps... on exposed granitic outcrops created during the construction of Lake Jocassee dam in 1968-1970. The area is known as "The Wall" & is a 10-40 m high quarry of granitic rock. The material removed from the mountainside was utilized in the construction of the dam. The entire hill & face of the mountain was denuded with no natural vegetation left during construction, & the site can be seen during the opening minutes of the movie Deliverance for a better idea of the scale of disturbance. Plants are located in vegetation mats & fissures in the rock face on west & southwest-facing exposures
Associated Species: Pellaea wrightiana, Bommeria hispida, Woodsia obtusa, Asplenium platyneuron, Andropogon virginicus, Chrysopsis mariana, Solidago canadensis
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Record Id: 8b63e756-d199-4e9e-b990-e1e13a8b488b
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Carol Ann McCormick (
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