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Odd Fern
« on: April 08, 2015, 09:47:36 AM »
Does anyone have a clue as to the identity of this fern - said to be from New Zealand?
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Re: Odd Fern
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 11:02:17 AM »
I think your fern could be Phymatosorus diversifolius.  The fronds are said to vary from simple to pinnatifid even on the same piece of rhizome.  I did try to grow it outside once but it failed.
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Re: Odd Fern
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 11:36:14 AM »
Well done, Olive, on being up to date with a more recent naming of Microsorum pustulatum  in using Phymatosorus diversifolius - and Cliff for citing the article with all the details.
I must admit - ferns are almost a complete mystery to me!

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Re: Odd Fern
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 06:57:12 PM »
Thanks Olive - and Cliff.
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