Cyrtomium caryotideum (Wall.) C. Presl

Dwarf Holly Fern

Rhizomes short, ascending. Frond to 50 cm or more long. Stalks densely scaly with dark brown scales at the base. Segments in 3-6 pairs, oblong to ovate, long-pointed, finely toothed and with an ear-like lobe on one or both sides; terminal segment cut 2-3 times. Indusia cut and fringed. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Arching fronds; segments in 3-6 pairs, margins regularly and finely toothed; indusium fringed.

India, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, Japan, China.

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       Cyrtomium