Nephrolepis falcata (Cav.) C.Chr.

Weeping Sword Fern

Rhizome short with only a few runners. Blade to 70 cm or so long, narrowing to the tip and base; stalk yellowish. Segments mostly 3-8 cm long, sickle-shaped, eared and with shallow wavy teeth. Sori and indusia round.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam.

Fronds long, weeping; segments strongly sickle-shaped.

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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Nephrolepis falcata 'Rams Horn'

Segments curling like a ram's horn. Origin unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Lomariopsidaceae
genus       Nephrolepis Schott