Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Rumohra adiantiformis
Common name - Seven Weeks Fern
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Habitat Moist forest floors but at higher elevations in sheltered rock crevices and at boulder bases.
Description Large herbaceous plants. Fronds erect to arching. Leaf blade leathery, 1.3m long x 430mm wide. Sori round, up to 2mm in diameter, indusium shield-shaped. (indusium - an epidermal outgrowth which covers the sori when young).
Fern popular with florists - long lasting in water.
adiantum meaning 'incapable of being wetted; raindrops are shed from leaves)
2017 / 3 / 23