Arachnoides simplicior (Makino) Ohwi

Variegated Shield Fern

Rhizomes short-creeping, often with old frond bases persisting, scales dark. Frond divided twice. Blades broadly ovate in outline. Segments leathery and with pointed teeth, dark green and shiny. Sori in 2 rows extending the length of the segment. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Frond blade leathery; sori along length of segments.

China, Japan.

Created by: Val Stajsic

Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018

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