Drynaria rigidula (Sw.) Bedd.

Basket Fern

Rhizome 2-3 cm thick, woolly. Nest fronds shallowly lobed. Foliage fronds arching, to 1.5 m long or more with stalked more or less linear segments. Sori in 2 longitudinal rows along the segments.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Australia to India.

Segments fused along their bases.

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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Drynaria rigidula 'Whitei'

Segments with dissected margins. Origin unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Polypodiaceae
genus       Drynaria (Bory) Sm.