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Phegopteris connectilis

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Ferns, New Collections | 2 comments

Phegopteris contains four species and is widely distributed throughout the N temperate zone, with one species in SE Asia. It is closely...

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Gymnocarpium dryopteris

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Ferns, New Collections | 2 comments

Gymnocarpium has ca. 10 species and several hybrids. It occurs mainly in the temperate zones of the N Hemisphere (Asia, Europe, and North...

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Pentarhizidium orientale

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Cultivated, Ferns, New Collections | 0 comments

In the October meeting of the New York Fern Society, Dr. John Mickel shared examples from his garden (which has ca. 150 species of...

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Fern hybrids: Adiantum example (with Robbin C. Moran)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Videos | 1 comment

Robbin C. Moran. Curator of Ferns and Lycophytes at The New York Botanical Garden Adiantum x variopinnatum Jermy & T. G. Walker is...

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Fern hybrids: Lomariopsis example (with Robbin C. Moran)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Videos | 0 comments

Robbin C. Moran. Curator of Ferns and Lycophytes at The New York Botanical Garden. Lomariopsis x farrarii R.C. Moran & J.E. Watkins...

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Pellaea rotundifolia

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Cultivated, Ferns, Observations | 0 comments

Pellaea rotundifolia is endemic to New Zealand. It is a popular house plant worldwide and was observed growing outdoors in California....

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Bommeria hispida

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Cultivated, Ferns, Observations | 0 comments

Another beautiful cultivated species that I saw during my short trip to California. Bommeria is characterized by pedate, pentagonal...

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Mycopteris subtilis

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Ferns, New Collections | 0 comments

This tiny grammitid was recently segregated from Terpsichore by Sundue (2014). It is characterized by castaneous rhizome scales with...

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Elaphoglossum subcuspidatum

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Ferns, New Collections | 0 comments

This species was treated under E. cuspidatum (Willd.) T. Moore in Flora Mesoamericana (Mickel, 1995). The type of E. cuspidatum is from...

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Elaphoglossum lanceiforme

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Ferns, New Collections | 0 comments

This species belongs to E. sect. setosa, which is characterized by the presence of subulate scales and conspicuous hydathodes. Within this...

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Elaphoglossum ciliatum

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Ferns, New Collections | 0 comments

This species belongs to a small clade within E. section Lepidoglossa, namely the “Elaphoglossum ciliatum group”, which was...

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Arthropteris altescandens

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Ferns, Observations | 0 comments

Arthropteris altescandens is endemic to the Juan Fernández Islands. It is the easternmost species of its genus, being separated from other...

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