Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Histiopteris incisa
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Habitat Moist habitats in montane forests and on streambanks.
Altitude Common at all altitudes
Description Forms large clumps, in sun or shade in moist habitats, especially streambanks. Plants often die down in winter months. Leaf blade (lamina) lanceolate in outline, 1m long x 380mm wide; veins on pinnae are conspicuous. Sori are long and marginal.
From Greek: histion, web; pteris, a fern; referring to the network of veins.
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