Pyrrosia confluens (R.Br.) Ching

Horseshoe Felt Fern

Rhizome long-creeping, branched; scales brown, fringed. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds to 7 cm long, 1.5 cm wide. Blade oblong or widest towards the tip. Sori clustered together at the tip of fertile fronds, often forming a horseshoe shape.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Qld, NSW, Lord Howe I., Norfolk I., New Caledonia, Vanuatu.

Sori fused together at the tip of the fronds.

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       Pyrrosia Mirb.