Stenochlaena palustris (Burm.f.) Bedd.

Climbing Swamp Fern

Rhizome about 5-6 mm wide with the round scales remaining only at the growing tip. Fronds to 1 m long, divided once. Segments mostly in about 12 pairs, jointed at the base, narrowly ovate, leathery, shiny and with a short stalk; margins irregularly toothed; veins numerous and parallel. Sori covering lower surface of linear segments.

Needs shelter and warmth.

WA, NT, Qld, Polynesia to India.

Segments jointed to axis and with a small gland near the basal stalk.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Blechnaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Blechnaceae
genus       Stenochlaena Sm.