Category Archives: Lifeform – Ferns

Dryopteris wattsii (Dryopteridaceae)

A young specimen of Dryopteris wattsii in the Cairns Botanical Gardens. As it can easily be guessed, the Wet Tropics of Australia is a prime spot for ferns in Australia. Although much can be said in praise of the luxuriousness … Continue reading

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Drynaria rigidula (Polypodiaceae)

This epiphytic fern is commonly known as the basket fern and is found widely in the Wet Tropics of Australia. It is also native to the Southeast Asian region. The basket fern is probably the easist member of the genus … Continue reading

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Humata repens (Davalliaceae)

A beautiful and instantly recognizable epiphytic fern that grows in wet forests.

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Didymoglossum tahitense (Hymenophyllaceae)

Filmy ferns, or ferns belonging to the family Hymenophyllaceae, are an interesting group of plants. They are among some of the earliest lineages of ferns, but at the same time, they has a very simple structure, as far as ferns … Continue reading

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Microlepia speluncae (Dennstaedtiaceae)

Among ferns I have many favourites, and Microlepia speluncae is among one of them. Even the name sounds nice. It’s got a certain roll on the tongue. In some places this is called the Limpleaf fern, and aptly so. This … Continue reading

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Crypsinus simplicissimus (Polypodiaceae)

An attractive and slender polypody fern that grows on rocks and on trees. Saw this individual on the Windsor Tablelands.

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Adiantum atroviride (Adiantaceae)

Nothing could beat caressing a maiden’s hair, but caressing a maidenhair fern comes second! This species was previously called Adiantum aethiopicum, which is now a name applied to a temperate species. More on this in time!

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