Belvisia mucronata var. mucronata (Polypodiaceae)

Belvisia mucronata var. mucronata

Resembling the common Pyrrosia which grow on wayside trees, this fern is one of the most unmistakable for the long extended point (mucro), which is inrolled and clutching all the spores in the narrow channel that results. It is typically epiphytic on trees in rainforest and wet forest.

Belvisia mucronata var. mucronata


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
This entry was posted in Habitat - Rain forest, Lifeform - Ferns, Polypodiaceae (Polypody Fern family) and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s