Nephrolepis auriculata (L.) Trimen

Coarse Sword Fern

Rhizomes upright with wiry stolons. Blades to more than 1 m long, narrowing to the tip and base, leathery, shiny above. Segments to 15 cm long, stiff, well separated in the centre. Sori and indusia roundish to slightly kidney-shaped.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Tropical America, Asia.

Long, broad fronds with long, glossy segments; sori mostly facing segment margins but distributed inside the margin; segment upper margin at base not or hardly eared.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Davalliaceae. 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      Lomariopsidaceae
genus       Nephrolepis Schott