Woodwardia orientalis Sw. & Schrad.

Rhizome erect. Fronds divided twice, 1-2 m long, no single large bud developing but sometimes numerous plantlets arising over the upper surface. Segments on upper side longer than those on the lower. Stalks with large, reddish-brown scales at the base.

Will tolerate cool conditions

China, Japan, Taiwan.

Numerous plantlets on upper surface of frond.

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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Blechnaceae
genus       Woodwardia Sm.