Microsorum scolopendrium (Burm.f.) Copel.

Hart's Tongue Fern

Rhizome long-creeping, to 1 cm wide, sparsely scaly, becoming whitish. Fronds well separated on rhizome. Blade to about 40 cm long, divided into 4-8 lobe pairs which gradually narrow towards the tip; ribs raised on both surfaces, leathery; stalk to 3 cm long. Sori in 2 irregular rows on each side of the midrib, sunken.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Australia, New Guinea, Polynesia, Malaysia, Asia, Tropical Africa.

Sunken sori often in a double row.

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.