Polypodium aureum L.

Golden Polypody

Accepted name: Phlebodium aureum

Rhizomes creeping, thick, fronds separating individually; scales golden yellow. Fronds mostly more than 1 m long, leathery. Segments cut almost to the midrib, more or less linear, generally waxy blue. Sori away from the margin, orange.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Tropical America.

Rhizome with golden yellow scales.

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.

Polypodium aureum 'Cristatum'

Fronds bluish, crested at the tips of the segments. Origin unknown.

Polypodium aureum 'Glaucum'

Robust with blue fronds. Origin unknown.

Polypodium aureum 'Mandaianum'

Margins curled. Origin unknown.

Polypodium aureum 'Mexican Tasselled'

Fronds pendulous, the tips of the segments with intricate cresting. Origin unknown.

Polypodium aureum 'Undulatum'

Segments wavy-edged. Origin unknown.