Aglaomorpha meyeniana Schott

Bear's Paw Fern

Rhizome short-creeping, 2-3 cm thick; scales soft, red-brown, fringed. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Fronds to about 60 cm long, leathery, deeply-divided in the centre of the frond. Fertile fronds with the terminal third mostly fertile, sterile segments entire, base lobed. Sori on bead-like lobes of narrow, fertile segments.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Philippines, Taiwan.

Sori in beadlike narrowed segments at the tips of the fronds; cf. A. splendens.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Polypodiaceae. 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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Aglaomorpha meyeniana 'Roberts'

A sterile cultivar of uncertain origin but probably derived from a. meyeniana.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Polypodiaceae
genus       Aglaomorpha Schott