Schellolepis subauriculata (Blume) Sm.

Rhizome creeping, white below the deciduous brown scales. Fronds divided once, to more than 1 m long, pendulous. Segments mostly less than 3 cm apart, ovate to linear and up to 15 cm long, 'eared' each side at the base margins with rounded teeth. Sori sunken, in 1 row on each side of the midrib. Indusia absent.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Qld, New Guinea to SE Asia and India.

Long, pendulous fronds divided once; segments narrow, numerous, 'eared' at the base.

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.

Updated by: Roger Spencer, May 2018

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Schellolepis subauriculata 'Knightiae'

Segments broad and deeply cut. Origin unknown.

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