The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Botany picture #23: Osmunda claytoniana
Osmunda claytoniana (Osmundaceae), Canada, 2012. In contrast to the European species from the last picture, the fertile pinnae are in the middle part of the fronds. This arrangement looks if anything even weirder.