Tag Archives: Polypodiaceae

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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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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Belvisia mucronata var. mucronata (Polypodiaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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Colysis ampla (Polypodiaceae)

A common climbing fern of rainforest that twines up trees, particularly thinner boles. The spore arrangement is quite exquisite. Closeup of sori, note how the sori follows the venation of the lamina.

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Goniophlebium subauriculatum (Polypodiaceae)

An attractive and robust epiphytic fern that seems to have a liking for the leaf bases of palms. This is a rainforest fern but can often be seen in urban parks and on old trees. In my opinion, one of … Continue reading

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Pyrrosia rupestris (Rock Felt Fern) (Polypodiaceae)

Details of sori on frond underside

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Platycerium hillii (Northern Elkhorn) (Polypodiaceae)

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