Polystichum tsus-simense (Hook.) Sm.

Fronds to 60 cm long, divided twice. Blade more or less ovate-triangular in outline, stiff, prickly and leathery, glossy above. Stalks to 30 cm long, almost as long as the blade. Sori round. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Fronds leathery, shiny above; scales on axis linear to threadlike; stalks exceptionally long, nearly half the length of the frond which is more or less triangular in outline.

China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan.

Created by: Val Stajsic

Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Dryopteridaceae
genus       Polystichum