Niphidium crassifolium (L.) Lellinger

Rhizome short-creeping, about 1 cm thick, densely hairy. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds to 1 m long, jointed at the rhizome. Blade narrowly-lanceolate, leathery, dark green, glossy; minor veins netted but with prominent parallel lateral veins on the lower surface. Sori 2-3 mm wide.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Mexico, C & S America, West Indies.

Neat narrow-lanceolate simple fronds with parallel lateral veins.

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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Polypodiaceae
genus       Niphidium Sm.