Thursday, August 18, 2016

Botany picture #234: Histiopteris incisa

The above fern, Histiopteris incisa (Dennsteadtiaceae) was one of several species we saw on the recent field trip to Kioloa. I am fond of the Denstaedtiaceae, the bracken family, partly because we had bracken in front of our classroom window when I was in lower high school age. But perhaps I also simply find it impressive what large stands these plants can form where they are thriving.

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